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Artie Lange

The NFL Needs a

Gay Jackie Robinson

2/5/2013 7:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Artie Lange says he WASN'T shocked by Chris Culliver's homophobic remarks during his explosive pre-Super Bowl interview with the 49ers player ... 'cause Chris' anti-gay feelings are probably shared by 99% of the NFL.

FYI -- Lange was the man who interviewed Culliver during Super Bowl week ... and is responsible for releasing the footage of Chris saying gay players are NOT welcome in the team's locker room.

"I hope he learns from it," Lange said after he arrived at JFK ... "and I hope I'm responsible for breaking the gay barrier in the NFL." 

Lange says he hopes NFL players will become more tolerant of gay players ... but he doesn't think that will happen until an active gay player comes out of the closet.

"I think unfortunately what Culliver said reflects what 99 % of the league thinks," Lange says.

"What's gonna have to happen is a real star player ... a Jackie Robinson type ... a real star player is gonna have to come out WHILE HE'S PLAYING ... and other people will follow."

As for Culliver, the 49ers have announced he'll undergo sensitivity training with an LGBT organization.

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16.

Truth    

Today in YOUR GAY INDOCTRINATION.

571 days ago
17.

SoManyIdiots    

What Artie is this? The Artie I heard on the Stern show for years was anything but a pioneer in the cause of gays. He'd let the fa

571 days ago
18.

pollywog    

half these homo-phobes are probably on the "down-low" already and just won't admit it.
pot calling the kettle black

571 days ago
19.

Nobody.Puts.Bieber.In.A.Corner    

Jeez, this piece of heartattack is still alive? Gross.

571 days ago
20.

Javadude54    

Wow... Artie Lange still alive?

571 days ago
21.

Gigohead     

Artie needs a gastic bypass

571 days ago
22.

Goosemon2013    

THIS WAS NEWS ABOUT TWO WEEKS AGO. THERE'S NO WAY YOU CAN FORCE PEOPLE TO ACCEPT THE HOMOSEXUAL LIFESTYLE. THEN YOU ( GAY HARVEY) CHASTISE THOSE PEOPLE OR ORGANIZATIONS FOR NOT ACCEPTING GAY/HOMOSEXUALS....FORCING YOUR HAND ON PEOPLE DOESN'T GET RESULTS, IT GETS YOU THE OPPOSITE RESULTS....

571 days ago
23.

Mumra the Ever Living    

It's not possible for "99%" of the NFL players to be anti-gay since at the very least 5% are gay.

If that douch bag Culliver had a functioning brain, he would realize that the NFL is no different from the rest of the world.

Oh and Artie Lang is a fat pig. Just saying . . .

571 days ago
24.

Mikey    

Because Its very important to celebrate men who put their penis in the anus of other men AND play football.

571 days ago
25.

Eli7798    

Sensitivity training. WTF!!!! You have to be fcking kidding me????

571 days ago
26.

Mikey    

So Artie Lange is discriminatory against black men who don't like the idea of men putting there penis in the anus of other men.

571 days ago
27.

Jericho Morton    

What Culliver seemed to nervously hint at was that he felt uncomfortable and disgusted by the thought of changing or being naked around homosexuals. That sounds like a natural response unless their is some claim that his feelings are abnormal. Is he supposed to suppress his natural feelings? I thought that was the whole 'gay' thing, that it is their 'natural' feelings? Some are more equal than others in such Utopia's.

571 days ago
28.

Peter Popoff    

Artie Lang is an old fat Batch

571 days ago
29.

bjay    

Like a gay guy hitting the gay lotto. This makes as much sense as allowing a heterosexual man to join the Lingerie Football League and to shower & change with the woman.

571 days ago
30.

Mikey    

Gay Football Rules: Ok Fellas, heads you give head and tails you take it up the ass.

571 days ago
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