'Homophobic' Sam Newman labels NFL player's gay kiss an 'annoyingly gratuitious act'
LAST UPDATED // Thursday, 15 May 2014 11:05 Written by // Sabine Brix
Sam Newman has again caused outrage on the Footy Show after labelling a kiss between NFL player Michael Sam and his partner as an "annoyingly gratuitious act."
The kiss (which was broadcast live on U.S TV) between openly gay NFL player Michael Sam and his partner came after Sam was drafted by the St Louis Rams. The kiss was an expression of joy from Sam, who lovingly kissed his partner after he received news he had been drafted by the NFL team.
Newman commented on the kiss on Wednesday night's Footy Show stating:
“It was an annoying, gratuitous act. Kissing your boyfriend ... No heterosexual couple would do that.”
The kiss that caused the controversy.
Newman's Footy Show co-host James Bradshaw quickly stepped in ridiculing Newman's archaic views, calling him 'homophobic' and quickly shutting him down.
"You're off the pace on this. It's a natural thing to do."
Audience members quickly took to Twitter to tweet their disgust regarding Newman's comments.
sam newman is an old man with old attitudes that the world is passing by. any words out of his mouth are desperate attempts at relevancy— Jordan (@wittsjw) May 14, 2014
Whatever respect I might have had left for Sam Newman, there it goes.— Luke Ferguson (@Lucrious) May 14, 2014
[Cover image] Michael Sam kisses partner