Sky News and RGIII

Because every international sports story has to include Robert Griffin III, I present to you the most ridiculous thing I’ve seen about the Redskins quarterback so far today. But the day is still young.

Maybe you heard that British diver Tom Daley came out in a YouTube video? Good for him, although it’s likely a much bigger deal in Britain, where Daley is a huge star.

Anyhow, Sky News — a 24-hour breaking news operation with more than a million followers on Twitter — did a piece on Daley, as you’d expect.

 

(Via the Sky News app)
(Via the Sky News app)

On its app, the news organization also went with a gallery of other sports stars who have come out. Makes sense.

(Via the Sky News app)
(Via the Sky News app)

Let’s see, Martina Navratilova, Justin Fashanu, John Amaechi, Gareth Thomas. All well known for having come out. Greg Louganis, sure. Steven Davies, of course.

(Via the Sky News app)
(Via the Sky News app)

Robbie Rogers and Jason Collins, naturally. But one of these is not correct.

(Via the Sky News app)
(Via the Sky News app)

Like, no, Sky News. RGIII did not come out in a GQ interview. He’s actually married to a woman.

(Via the Sky News app)
(Via the Sky News app)

For the record, this is what he said in that GQ interview.

“I think there are [gay players] right now [in the NFL], and if they’re looking for a window to just come out, I mean, now is the window. My view on it is, yes, I am a Christian, but to each his own. You do what you want to do. If some Christians want to look at being gay as a sin, then thinking about other women, committing adultery—or any of those other sins that are in the Bible—those are sins, too. And God looks at all of us the same way.”

But like I said, weird fake media narratives are drawn to this kid.

(Via Reader Joseph.)

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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