Popular US sports presenter attacks homophobia in the NFL

Dale Hansen, an American TV sports broadcaster on ABC’s Dallas affiliate station WFAA, delivered a scathing commentary about homophobia in the National Football League (NFL), while giving support to its black, draft candidate Michael Sam who recently announced he is gay.     

Hansen, 66, contrasted Sam's homosexuality making players "uncomfortable", with criminal activity by other NFL players which is routinely condoned, and likened contemporary discomfort with gay players to white athletes' and fans' past discomfort with black players. He concluded saying, "I'm not always comfortable when a man tells me he is gay; I don't understand his world. But I do understand that he is part of mine."