Earlier today, we wrote about how, according to Facebook users' "like" selections, the vast majority of the nation is pulling for the 49ers in the upcoming Super Bowl.
Well, that all may change.
San Francisco cornerback Chris Culliver told us what he really thinks when it comes to sharing the locker room with homosexual teammates -- and it wasn't very enlightened. Speaking to Artie Lange -- who, evidently, is still employed -- Culliver stated: "I don't do the gay guys man. I don't do that. No, we don't got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can't be with that sweet stuff. Nah...can't be...in the locker room man. Nah."
It's not surprising that a professional athlete would espouse a less-than-nuanced position on homosexuals ill-fitting the sensibilities of big-city liberals. It is surprising, however, that he'd feel entitled to go on at length espousing a position so cringe-worthy that he had to be cut off by Artie Lange.
Sadly, it turns out Culliver is as lacking in taste as he is in a sense of history.
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A decade ago, former Niners running back Garrison Hearst had just about the same things to say about sharing the locker room with gay colleagues:
"Aww, hell no! I don't want any faggots on my team. I know this might not be what people want to hear, but that's a punk. I don't want any faggots in this locker room."