John Millea, the former Star Tribune reporter and editor who now works as a media specialist for the Minnesota State High School League, tweeted this in response to the news that University of Massachusetts basketball player Derrick Gordon's announcement Wednesday that he is gay.
The tweet also makes reference to Michael Sam, the University of Missouri football player who is likely to be drafted next month by the NFL.
Here are the first half-dozen responses he received:
@MSHSLjohn If they can play they can play. Simple as that.— Matt H (@Superfan3000) April 9, 2014
@MSHSLjohn More interesting is how school boards and administration react to openly gay coaches when parent complains while at church.— John Nalan (@JohnNalan) April 9, 2014
@MSHSLjohn When the media starts broadcasting "news" about athletes publicly announcing they are straight, then I might care.— Tanya Pelletier (@tanya_pelletier) April 9, 2014
@MSHSLjohn It will take lots of courage, especially in out-state schools where local politics/ideology play an even bigger role.— Grant Becker (@GBeck10) April 9, 2014