A landmark moment got hit with some Twitter hate. Typical.
Michael Sam made history for being the first gay man to be drafted into the NFL when the Rams selected him as their seventh round pick. The event was made even more memorable by the tearful embrace Sam had with his boyfriend, which further solidified it as a groundbreaking moment. After putting on a brave face for so long, Sam showed himself at his most vulnerable and human. Moments like these are part of what makes sports so compelling.
However, some people in their typical ignorance didn't see that. Twitter reacted with vitriol and praise (but mostly praise). Here are both sides: