Fox News Blasts NFL For Disciplining Player Who Reacted With Homophobia To Michael Sam
According to Fox News and guest Donald Trump, ESPN was out of line for showing Michael Sam celebrating being drafted with his partner but a homophobic tweet shared by Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones was completely acceptable.
Jones was fined by the league after tweets that included "omg" and "horrible" were sent out in reaction to Sam kissing his boyfriend on ESPN. He's since apologized, but Fox News won't let it die, insisting that it's a violation of free speech rights.
"When you look at what the NFL is saying though, now, this is a strong message," said Elisabeth Hasselbeck. "They are going on the offense against any sort of offensive comments out there. But does it offend those with their free speech and their opinions to voice them? Certainly when it comes on the field. Will they then go after what is said in the huddle, in a tackle, on the bottom of a pile? Because if you have those times mic'd, you're going to be hearing a lot of comments which would be deemed offensive. Where does this go from here?"
Donald Trump joined in later in the segment and said that ESPN's coverage of Michael Sam kissing his partner "looked pretty out there to me." Speaking about the punishment Jones received for his homophobic reaction, he said, "We've become so politically correct in this country that the country is going to hell."