One of the more major announcements in the world of professional sports happened yesterday when SI released their cover story with Jason Collins becoming the first active athlete to come out as gay in professional sports.
This sparked a mostly positive reaction for Collins’ courageous act from athletes across all sports. However, no one expressed their support quite as humorously as Los Angeles Kings forward Dustin Penner did on Twitter:
Honestly I don’t care if you are gay or straight as my teammate. As long as you don’t listen to Nickelback. #courage
— Dustin Penner (@Dustinpenner25) April 30, 2013
I think we should all accept that as a life lesson: be who you are, just don’t like Nickelback.