ironman wrote:Is it better to be genuine if it means not being PC? Sure.
Is it better to just keep your mouth shut instead of displaying to the world how much of an ignorant jackass you are? Probably.
It's gonna take someone to come out, while they're still playing to bring change and tolerance in the pros, not unlike Magic coming out with his HIV. A lot of players were incredibly freaked out by it and didn't feel comfortable playing with Magic. Eventually things calmed down and as people became better educated about it, they realized it wasn't a big deal.
Granted HIV and homosexuality are slightly different matters, but with both, fear and ignorance being the greatest hurdles to overcome in a professional sports setting I think there's a valid comparison there.
You the man ironman