Once in a blue moon, I will re-post something from my brand spanking new sports blog that transcends conversation beyond just the topic of sports. If I feel it’s something interesting and worth discussing with everyone, it’ll get posted here as well.
This article for those who don’t spend any time in the sports loop is about the situation that happened earlier this week with Toronto Blue Jays outfielder Kevin Pillar yelling a homophobic slur at a pitcher after being struck out. The article is not about the situation itself, but the outside reaction since the event. Pillar has since been suspended two games for the word he uttered, but as it’s to be expected of the snowflake generation, no punishment is fair enough and now they want him traded away from the Toronto Blue Jays.
My opinions in short for those not wanting to read the full article is that I don’t think people should be taking the word he said to heart at all. It was never intended to be directed at anyone, hell he never intended to say it. I don’t believe Pillar is homophobic and as a member of the LGBT community myself, I took zero offense with him saying the word, because again I understood it wasn’t directed at myself or anyone else in the community. I firmly believe Pillar is not homophobic, he does not hate people in the LGBT community and fully understands that what he said was wrong. So my reactions lie with the ridiculousness of people taking this slip of the tongue way too seriously, when it’s a word that was directed at a single person (who isn’t gay) and a word that isn’t even used towards gay people most of the time now in common dialogue. Just listen to your average Call of Duty online match.
Anyways, if you’re interested in reading further, check out the full article here.