Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo weren't the sole sportsperson stunned through In a good open response on the mail created simply by Maryland Del. Emmett C. Burns Jr., a Democrat coming from Baltimore County, Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe written that will he or she appeared to be "ashamed along with disgusted" by way of Burns' sights along with characterised the actual delegate as "mind-bogglingly stupid."
In a good expletive-laden correspondence put up on physical activities web log Deadspin , Kluwe - having been in the same manner vocal for you to Ayanbadejo being a proponent for gay union - went on particular issue by using Burns' declaration that will political opinions have "no place in a sport."
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"I aren't able to even get started to be able to fathom this intellectual dissonance that have to possibly be coursing through your swiftly addled thought process right now," the punter wrote. "The mind gymnastics a person's mind should tortuously contort itself through to help make a real preposterous assertion are generally absolutely worthy of a great Olympic rare metal medal."
"I can assure anyone which gay folks having wedded will present absolutely nothing relation to your life," Kluwe later wrote. "They won't enter your house along with acquire a person's children. . They won't possibly overthrow this federal in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because most of a new abrupt they've got the particular same legal protection under the law since the other ninety days percent of our population.
In response that will complaints related to his by using profanity, Kluwe subsequently put up an edited variant in the letter on his site on TwinCities.com .
In accessory to Kluwe, NFL Players Association chief executive plus former Terps along with Ravens cornerback Domonique Foxworth along with LaMarr Woodley have voiced their own help intended for Ayanbadejo's liberty of expression.