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MSU's Rufus Warren: Football 'is a MAN Sport And Being Gay Is Not a Man'


If anyone still has any question as to why it is more important than ever for gay athletes to be out, look no further than tweets from Mississippi State University's Rufus Warren, a sophomore football player.

Rufus Warren Tweet

In a reaction to Michael Sam coming out of the closet, Warren took to Twitter and made his opinions known in a rather dazzling display of ignorance.

The tweets have since been deleted and Warren's account made private, but of course nothing stays hidden on the Internet. Perhaps his most inflammatory statement was his last tweet, which said:

Rufus Warren Tweet 2

As of this writing, no disciplinary action of any kind appears to have been taken.

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  1. New Reality Show:

    Man's Man

    Straight Men vs. Gay men in "traditional" masculine pursuits

    Do it

    Posted by: QJ201 | Feb 13, 2014 6:48:40 PM

  2. Get her.

    Posted by: Hoss | Feb 13, 2014 6:53:02 PM

  3. Funny.

    Perhaps Mr.Warren has forgotten that black men used to be called boys.

    Posted by: AllBeefPatty | Feb 13, 2014 6:53:40 PM

  4. I hate to tell this guy, but a "not a man" was the defensive player of the year in the nation's best conference. Mizzou finished ranked fifth in the country... I'm having trouble finding Miss. St. In the rankings.

    Posted by: Craig | Feb 13, 2014 6:54:16 PM

  5. Why disciplinary procedures? Can't we just mock him?

    I do not understand why bigots need to tweet. It's like they are asking for a public spanking.

    Posted by: bravo | Feb 13, 2014 6:56:30 PM

  6. Hate to tell Mr. Warren, that you would not have been allowed to go to that university a few years ago. Perhaps you should just stay in your patch and be safe.

    Posted by: barney | Feb 13, 2014 7:02:54 PM

  7. The state of Mississippi. So dumb it hurts.

    Posted by: Moretruth | Feb 13, 2014 7:03:57 PM

  8. Wow, let's look at how each performed as a "manly" football player. In the 2013 season Warren made exactly ONE catch on a team that went 7-6. Michael Sam was the defensive player of the year in the SAME conference, on a team that went 12-2 and went to the conference championship game. Maybe if MSU recruited more gay men instead of ignorant and unproductive losers like Warren,they could win more games.

    Posted by: Sean | Feb 13, 2014 7:04:42 PM

  9. Black "men" seem to have a lot of issues regarding homosexuality.
    Psssssssst! Let's not talk about the "downlow".

    Posted by: dora glasberg | Feb 13, 2014 7:05:48 PM

  10. And, as we all know, the most homophobic are those with something they want to hide.

    Posted by: David | Feb 13, 2014 7:07:40 PM

  11. Clearly, Twitter was invented to make ridiculous people make themselves appear even more ridiculous. And that's a selfie, right? Well selfies were invented to make ridiculous people appear even more ridiculous.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Feb 13, 2014 7:07:53 PM

  12. But he himself only identifies as a 1/2 Man??

    Posted by: Regina | Feb 13, 2014 7:12:24 PM

  13. What a sad excuse for a man he is. Hope he grows up fast because his concept of what it means to be a man is pathetically small and seems awfully insecure. Feeling sorry too for the women he dates.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Feb 13, 2014 7:12:37 PM

  14. Well I must agree, we aren't all equal. He is an intellectually inferior and a lesser man that he could ever dream to be. Live with that you piece of garbage.

    Posted by: Jay | Feb 13, 2014 7:14:02 PM

  15. HA this self made man(?) is just a real pussy in disguise and Please not to put women down BUT sissy people like this pretend to be man..

    Posted by: Dominick J. | Feb 13, 2014 7:14:59 PM

  16. Apparently this brain dead player has never watched any hardcore BDSM movies. This idiot b*tch doesn't even know what a man is; in fact, he sounds like a male impersonator. Oh, and I have nothing against idiot football players--be happy; but I look down on stupidity and is a man's sport and stupidity isn't manly.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Feb 13, 2014 7:22:58 PM

  17. Is that pubic hair glued to his face?

    Posted by: Matt | Feb 13, 2014 7:23:19 PM

  18. Bet he can't read without moving his finger along the sentence.

    Posted by: Steerpike | Feb 13, 2014 7:24:22 PM

  19. Oh, and perhaps he needs to watch a certain Texan sports commentator's video to get him up to speed about "manly" football players who are murderers, thugs, and women beaters.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Feb 13, 2014 7:25:20 PM

  20. This asswipe was allowed on the field, apparently very briefly, for ONE game out of thirteen that the team played; his stellar accomplishment for the SEASON 2013:

    REC 1 YDS 23 AVG 23.0 TD 0

    Mr. Sam? well >

    Suck it, Rufus. Just Suck it.

    Posted by: dave02657 | Feb 13, 2014 7:25:22 PM

  21. MSU's website has a link from their "Ethics" page to report discrimination by a student or employee. Perhaps a few comments from Towleroad readers to make sure the administration is aware of how Mr. Warren is representing his university.

    Posted by: Rick | Feb 13, 2014 7:28:41 PM

  22. Its such a manly sport that the poor little wimps have to wear armour. Perhaps he should try a REAL man's sport like Rugby, which doesn't pussy foot around with armour and which is pretty openly accepting of gay people as many a calendar proves.

    Posted by: David | Feb 13, 2014 7:31:00 PM

  23. Unfortunately, this is what happens when you tell the world that gays are one people with transgenders. The world actually listens and comes to the reasonable conclusion that gay men must not really be men.

    Why would someone who is fully, 100% man identify with transgenders, who do not consider themselves part of the gender binary?
    Since gay men have identified themselves with transgenders by accepting the label LGBT, they are telling the whole world that Rufus Warren is correct.

    LGBT is anti-gay and reactionary. End LGBT.

    Posted by: Tim | Feb 13, 2014 7:34:03 PM

  24. I don't have any problem with ignorance. But please, just practice it in private.

    Posted by: Le_Tigre | Feb 13, 2014 7:36:44 PM

  25. Tim is anti-all and reactionary. End Tim.

    Posted by: Regina | Feb 13, 2014 7:40:06 PM

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