In a story that might have been buried because of Week 17 in the NFL, you could have missed Torii Hunter proving just how ignorant he is. The new rightfielder of the Detroit Tigers was asked how he would feel if he knew he had a gay teammate, prompting him to say this:
“For me, as a Christian … I will be uncomfortable because in all my teachings and all my learning, biblically, it’s not right. It will be difficult and uncomfortable.”Advertisement
Tim Hardaway would be proud! I really have no views on religion or gay rights. I don’t go to church on Sundays, nor am I an activist like Chris Kluwe. But this is absolutely ridiculous, Torii. Just because a person is a homosexual doesn’t mean he’s automatically into you, man. It’s not like being gay affects someone’s play on the field. Also, Torii, odds are that you have not only played with one gay player, but you have probably played with several. Torii is one of those people who probably thinks being gay is a choice or something, meaning he’s one of the most ignorant people on the planet.
With all that being said, these comments shouldn’t surprise anyone. I mean, just Google search “Torii Hunter racist comments” if you want to know more. I have disliked Torii Hunter for quite some time. He has said bigoted, racist things before, and this is no different. He once claimed Latin American players are “imposters” when comparing the numbers of American-born African-American players in Major League Baseball.
After that incident, Hunter said “he doesn’t have a racist bone in his body”. Well, good for you, Torii. I’m glad you don’t have a racist bone in your body, but what about your bigoted, ignorant brain?