Support pours in for Michael Sam on social media
Feb 9, 2014 at 10:07p ET
ST. LOUIS -- Michael Sam's news had Twitter buzzing on Sunday.
The former University of Missouri defensive end announced to the world that he is gay in interviews with the New York Times and ESPN and the social media world responded to the news.
Here is some of the support Sam received from his school and former teammates:
Dare to be different and stand for what you believe in! Congrats to my brother @MikeSamFootball— L'Damian Washington® (@Fe_Verdadera2) February 10, 2014
Much Respect for Mike Sam #1Mizzou— Henry Josey (@I_AM_HJOSEY20) February 10, 2014
I'm a proud teammate!— Justin Britt (@JustinBritt68) February 10, 2014
It takes a lot of courage to do what he did. And we are behind him all the way.— Kentrell Brothers✈✈ (@Kentrell_Mizzou) February 10, 2014
Our coaches and players knew all along about this and noone said anything. Just show the amount of respect we have for our family.— Kentrell Brothers✈✈ (@Kentrell_Mizzou) February 10, 2014
Proud of My bro Mike for finally coming out man takes a tremendous amount of courage!— Donovan Bonner (@ElTorroOcho) February 10, 2014
We knew of his status for 5 years and not one team member, coach, or staff member said anything says a lot about our family atmosphere— Donovan Bonner (@ElTorroOcho) February 10, 2014
Takes great courage to go public, no one will handle it better than Mike Sam— Luke Lambert (@L_Lambert33) February 10, 2014
Proud of Michael Sam for his courage. Unbelievable teammate and football player!— Mitch Morse (@GimmeSumMorse65) February 10, 2014
Proud of my former teammate Mike Sam for his courageous announcement! #MIZ— Wes Kemp (@WesleyAKemp) February 10, 2014
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