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I'M BOYCOTTING ESPN

Over 'Nasty' Michael Sam Kiss

5/12/2014 7:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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8:13 AM PT -- Henderson is backtracking BIG TIME ... claiming his homophobic tweet was part of a twisted psychology experiment to see how the public would react. Suuuure. 

Henderson wrote, "One of my best friends, WHO IS GAY, is about to graduate in psychology, asked me to say these things so he can have responses."

"The point of his study was to see how people react when others say things or act a certain way against another group of people."

He added, "Sorry for messing with everyone like that!!!  Everyone really helped my boy AND FOR THAT WE ARE EXTREMELY APPRECIATIVE!!!"

Meantime, Ole' Miss is already distancing itself from Henderson -- with Athletic Director Ross Bjork telling us, "I am extremely disappointed and we do not condone the statements made by our former bball player. We believe in respect and dignity for all."

"We use significant resources to educate our student-athletes about respect and dignity for all people and unfortunately not everyone gets it."

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Another sports star spitting homophobic venom over Michael Sam -- this time a college basketball star says he's going to boycott ESPN for showing Sam's "sickening" post-Draft kiss.

The man behind the homophobia is Marshall Henderson -- who became famous at Ole' Miss for his outrageous on-the-court antics ... including taunting opposing players, fans and coaches. 

Now, he's going after Sam -- tweeting, "Boycotting sportscenter til this michael sam nasty ass sh*t is off. My brothers are 7 and 11 and saw that!!! #SICKENING."

Henderson's comments come one day after the Miami Dolphins fined safety Don Jones for tweeting "OMG" and "horrible" when ESPN aired the footage of Sam kissing his BF. 

As for Henderson ... he was NOT expected to be selected in the upcoming NBA Draft -- and  we're guessing these comments aren't going to help his stock. For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
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HRH Prince Michael    

The blessed-name "Michael" is Hebrew for
"Who is like God?".

Sam, change your name IMMEDIATELY.
Sucker. In this case, LITERALLY.


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128 days ago
17.

JM    

Do they show straight couples kissing during draft coverage? I am a straight woman and I don't even like to see straight people kissing and making out in public. This is why people were hesitant. No one wants a LGBT lesson every time his name comes up or his face is shown. No one wants to get fired from their team because of walking on eggshells around one team member that I hear isn't that great anyway. ESPN should have expected that reaction showing men kissing straight off the bat. I guess Football is like Glee now. An agenda forced upon people that are called homophobic if they don't loudly proclaim their approval. One can be tolerant without going on and on about how great it is to see men kissing. Relax. Gays have more rights than anyone in American society. If you don't believe it, say something innocuous about LGBT and watch the gay mafia thugs come after you, your family, and your business. You will NOT get the tolerance from them that they demand from others.

128 days ago
18.

Mike94    

ESPN is owned by Disney. I have boycotted ESPN a long time ago not just for that but for being idiots in general.

128 days ago
19.

futmz    

Two guys kissing and throwing cake in each other face on national TV is just wrong and repulsive. He will be out of the NFL in two years.

128 days ago
20.

lastrebel    

I agree .. stand strong. Say what you mean, mean what you say and "Own it". Disgusting how our "Freedom of Speech" only applies if you agree with the GAY agenda.

128 days ago
21.

Whocatea123     

Good for him !!! That shld not be on tv !!!!!!!

128 days ago
22.

Scott Jones    

What is sickening is that Marshall Henderson was referred
to as a "star." This guy was far from it.

128 days ago
23.

Usagi-chan    

So sick of hearing about peoples right to free speech as if those rights were infringed. Was anyone hauled off the jail? Nope. Did public deceny side with a gay black man over a bigot? Yep. Cry about it, bigots. Your days of holding people down that you don't like are over. And if your children are so sensitive that seeing this on tv hurt them your parenting sucks. Thx bye

128 days ago
24.

Francisco    

The work

128 days ago
25.

Truth    

It WAS gross. Dudes kissing is gross to most dudes. It's a chemical thing not a bigotry thing. The fact that the Gay Mafia and the PC Mafia thinks they can bully a change on this will provide the best comedy ever. Show us girls kissing, that's what we like.

128 days ago
26.

Francisco    

The world is changing, and if one kiss is enough to make you not watch a television station, you will never watch TV again.

128 days ago
27.

DeeDee    

Why does America constantly force this gay stuff on us?! It's so annoying.and if you don't agree with it, you're such a bad person! Ugh I'm really starting to dislike gays for real

128 days ago
28.

IfYouSaySo    

Iv NEVER seen a straight couple at the NFL Drafts kiss and smash cake all over their faces and making out like that... If gays want to be treated equal ... Than do just that.... Why south attention and coverage on that .. I dnt think that was right... Gay or not Gay....

128 days ago
29.

Mr Barcliff    

WHILE IM FOR FAIRNESS, I DONT BELIEVE ANYONE SHOULD BE "FORCED" TO AGREE WITH MICHAEL SAM NOR ANYTHING THEY DONT BELIEVE IN OR AGREE WITH. I DONT BELIEVE DONALD STERLING HAS TO LIKE ME(IM A BLACK AFRICAN LIVING IN AMERICA) NOR ANY RACE HE DOESNT AND FEEL HE SHOULD "KEEP HIS TEAM" YES, A BLCK AFRICAN LIVING IN AMERICA FEELS HE IS BEING WRONGED. MY POINT? FOR YEARS AS A BLACK AFRICAN WE HAVE SUFFERED RACISM, ON THIS VERY SITE YOU SEE SEVERAL RACIST COMMENTS ABOUT BLACK AFRICANS LIVING IN AMERICA, FACT IS, PUTTING MUZZLES ON PEOPLE DOESNT CHANGE THERE VIEWS, "PERIOD"! SO, DO WE PUT MUZZLES ON PEOPLE OR LET THEM TELL US WHO THEY TRULY ARE? I SAY LET THEM TELL US HOW THEY FEEL BECAUSE ITS AT LEAST TRUTHFUL. HOW IS IT OF THIS YOUNG MAN DOESNT WANT A 7 YEAR OLD AND 11 YEAR OLD TO SEE TWO MEN KISS, HES HOMOPHOBIC? THINK ABOUT THE FACT ITS "HIS BROTHERS"! WERE BECOMING A WORLD WERE WE FEEL WE CANT TELL EVERYONE HOW THEY SHOULD THINK. AM I FOR OR AGAINST ANYTHING SUCH AS HOMOSEXUALLITY? FOR ME, ITS NOT MY RIGHT TO JUDGE!!! GET IT? EVERYONE DOESNT THINK LIKE ME, AND NOR SHOULD THEY BE FORCED TO. THIS YOUNG MAN HASNT HARMED ANYONE, HE JUST DOESNT FEEL ITS OK TO SEE TWO MEN KISS ON TV(ESPN)! THATS IT, HE DIDNT SAY HE HATED ANYONE, DID HE? HE SIMPLY SAID,"IM BOYCOTTING ESPN ........ ETC." MAINLY IT APPEARS BECAUSE HE HAS TWO LITTLE BROTHERS WHO AT AGES 7 AND 11 I ASSUME "NEVER SEEN TWO MEN KISS" WHAT ABOUT FROM THAT PERSPECTIVE. THERES BEING SUPPORTIVE AND THEN THERES BEING OVERLY JUDGMENTAL. EVERYONE DOESNT HAVE TO AGREE WITH HOMOSEXUALITY, JUST LIKE EVERYONE DOESNT HAVE TO AGREE WITH LIKING BLACK AFRICANS LIVING IN AMERICA!!!! DO I AGREE WITH UNFAIRNESS? NO!!! DO I AGREE WITH PREJUDICE? NO! THAT SAID, I HAVE NO RIGHT TO DEMAND ANYONE AGREEE WITH ME. DO I HATE PEOPLE BECAUSE OF SKIN COLOR? NO!!!! THAT SAID, I HAVE NO RIGHT TO MAKE PEOPLE SEE THE WORLD WITH MY PERSCRIPTION FOR MY EYES IN HOW I SEE THE WORLD!!! RILEY COOPER SAID HE WOULD KILL EACH AND EVERY N-WORD HEAR O TAPE!!! HE KEPT HIS JOB IN THE NFL DIDNT HE? HE PLAYED WITH THE VERY BLACK AFRICANS LIVING IN AMERICA HE CLEARLY HATES. WE DIDNT BAR HIM NOR BOYCOTT HIM. FORGIVENESS AND UNDERSTANDING MATTERS!!!! WE CANT FORCE PEOPLE TO SUPPORT GAY PEOPLE, THATS UNFAIR. THOSE OF US WHO SUPPORT THEM, AWESOME. AS LONG AS THEY DONT PUT THERE HANDS ON ANYONE, SO BE IT. ARE WE BECOMING A COUNTRY INTENT ON FORCING PEOPLE TO SUPPORT HOMOSEXUALITY? ARE WE BECOMING A COUNTRY THAT SAYS YOU HAVE TO LIKE PEOPLE YOU DONT? ARE WE BECOMING A COUNTRY WERE YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW SUIT OR BE BANNED OR LOSE EVERYTHING? MY QUESTIONS IS THIS!!! WHY DIDNT THIS HAPPEN YEARS AGO FOR BLACK AFRICANS AND OTHER MINORITIES WHEN WE HAD TO DRINK FROM COLORED WATER FOUNTAINS AND USE COLORED BATHROOMS AND EAT ONLY AND STAY AT ONLY BLACK OWNED BUSINESSES? WERE WAS THE OUTRAGE THEN. YES, ITS OUTRAGE NPW BUT, FAIRNESS SHOULDNT BE BIAS!!!!!

128 days ago
30.

Meh..    

Who?

128 days ago
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