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A Stark Comparison of How Culture Has Treated Michael Sam Versus One Player Who Wears His Faith on His Sleeve

"It truly is ironic..."

DeMarcus Walker is a sophomore defensive end for Florida State, the reigning champs of college football. Whether his football skills develop into widespread acclaim, we do not know yet.

But after Walker posted a couple of Twitter messages on the heels of Michael Sam's historic draft by the St. Louis Rams Saturday, a first for an openly-gay player, Walker could be getting a bit more attention, as Twitchy notes:

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That message comparing how Sam has been received regarding being openly gay versus how Tim Tebow was received in regard to being openly Christian has been retweeted more than 9,000 times as of Sunday night.

Later Walker posted a cartoon offering a similar comparison: How the media and culture treated Tebow versus how it treated Jason Collins, the first openly-gay NBA player:

Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy

It could take a while before we get a sense of the overall response to Walker's tweets, as there are no shortage of people who disagree with them. Here are a few at on Walker's Twitter page. (Content warning: One naughty word below):

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But here are a few who agree with Walker:

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Image source: Twitter via Twitchy Image source: Twitter via Twitchy

This story has been updated.

Featured image: AP

(H/T: The Gateway Pundit)

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