Since announcing that he is a homosexual, Carl Nassib, NFL defensive end with the Las Vegas Raiders, has received praise from President Joe Biden and the establishment media.
However, when rumors started to fly that Nassib is a Republican — and could have been a supporter of former President Donald Trump — his newly minted hero status hit a snag.
To Carl Nassib and Kumi Yokoyama – two prominent, inspiring athletes who came out this week: I’m so proud of your courage. Because of you, countless kids around the world are seeing themselves in a new light today.
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 23, 2021
However, after reports that Nassib might be a Republican began to surface, it didn’t take leftists long to let their true colors show.
Most were obvious with their bias:
I’m proud of and support Carl Nassib for coming out….unless he’s a Trump supporter then that is just problematic.
— Billy HowRad 🌊⛵️ (@BillyHoward423) June 22, 2021
Nassib was registered to vote as a Republican in two states as recently as 2019, according to reports.
— Wat Tyler (@jeffersonTh0mas) June 22, 2021
Some went even farther:
Carl Nassib is proof that the NFL was waiting for a white gay to come out . . . @MichaelSam52 Came out and was black listed from the NFL but Nassib comes out and ole boy is a hero? GTFOH. plus he’s a trump supporter so im not gonna praise or support a white republican
— Queer Dominance Is Liberation (@JosephWinfield) June 23, 2021
“Apparently Carl Nassib is a registered republican AND a trump supporter. I don’t care if he’s gay and proud. That administration was evil and he doesn’t get a pass,” said another Twitter user.
Newsbusters, a media bias watchdog, reported on the changing tide:
In the words of the late Howard Cosell: “How quickly the scene changes.” Earlier in the week, media hyped the “Big Win” with the news of the Las Vegas Raiders player boldly coming out of the closet.:
An NBC News Think piece hoped it “could be [a] turning point for male sports.” Yahoo! Sports columnist Dan Wetzel wrote “Why Carl Nassib becoming the NFL’s first openly gay active player matters so much.” An NFL.com columnist raved about “How Carl Nassib’s courageous announcement changed — and challenged — the NFL.” Newsweek called it a “big LGBTQ win during Pride Month.”
In the story “Why Carl Nassib Matters”, The Washington Post wrote, “CarlNassib’s presence is a symbol of progress — and a reminder of the perils facing gay men … amid a backdrop of “a new Republican push to target LGBTQ rights … ”
Yesterday Carl Nassib was a Twitter hero for coming out as a gay NFL player. Today Twitter is terrified he’s a Republican who voted for Trump. Check out the search terms autofill when you type in his name on Twitter. I have no idea what Nassib’s politics are, but this is perfect. pic.twitter.com/COWU67VJzz
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 23, 2021
Nassib jerseys may be selling like hot cakes at NFL.com, but probably not going to see too many of them being worn around the White House.
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