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O'Reilly on Michael Sam's 'Gay Thing': 'Way Overplayed,' 'Annoying'

O'Reilly on Michael Sam's 'Gay Thing': 'Way Overplayed,' 'Annoying'

At the tail-end of his Monday “Talking Points Memo” segment on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” host Bill O’Reilly added his thoughts on Michael Sam’s on-camera reaction to being drafted by the St. Louis Rams over the weekend.

“Finally, very interesting social situation here in the USA,” O’Reilly said. “Gay football player Michael Sam, drafted by the National Football League to play for the St. Louis Rams. It got a lot of coverage. Sam kissed his boyfriend on camera – all of that. Some pro players objected to the dog-and-pony show. They were immediately trashed.”

“‘Talking Points’ says this: Let Mr. Sam play football,” he continued. “If he makes the Rams, great. But the gay thing – way overplayed. It’s annoying. It really is.”

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