NBC football analyst Tony Dungy shares anti-transgender myth debunked
It hasn’t been a great week for NBC Sports football analyst Tony Dungy. He made up half probably the least energizing broadcast group we’ve heard on a Saturday night (along with Al Michaels, and have since turned nasty. Dungy was also baked, and rightfully so, by Cyd Zeigler at outsideSports because of his constant opposition to homosexuality get married. In the past, Dungy has called openly gay SEC Defensive Player of the Year Michael Sam a “distractor,” (then try to walk back) and publicly linked to me anti-gay individuals or organizations.
Dung’s worldview also seems to extend to the transgender community. On Wednesday, Dungy shared a myth that trash cans are being placed in schools for kids who have been identified as furry, a brain dead. That rumor is exposed a few months ago after being propagated as right wing propaganda, designed to mock children who identify as different from the sex they were assigned at birth. And Dungy loved it, hook, line, and the sunken.
Dungy replied to this tweet from daily rope, a conservative news outlet.
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Almost as damning as the tweet is that Tony Dungy attempted to engage in a dialogue with the Daily Wire. If you’ve never heard of the Daily Wire, our heartiest congratulations. All you really need to know is that the site was founded, in part, by Ben Shapiro and call Jordan Peterson “the most important public intellectual of our time.” Therefore.
Dungy’s history is under scrutiny
If this is the first time you’ve heard Dungy call out accusations of homophobia, Ziegler did a great job of listing all the times he shouldn’t have said (or done):
The public debate about Dungy’s anti-gay tendencies began in earnest in 2006.
That year, Dung was headlines at the Indiana Family Institute fundraiser, whose main goal is to oppose same-sex marriage. The event’s invitation featured Dungy coaching an NFL game in his Colts outfit, with the assurance that there would be “an opportunity to financially support the Indiana Family Institute.”
“I appreciate the view [IFI is] accept, and I accept that position,” Dung he said in the IFI fundraiser of same-sex marriage protest group. “IFI is saying what God says. You can embrace that and make decisions about how you want to be. I’m on God’s side.”
In 2013, when NBA player Jason Collins is openly gay, Dungy said he doesn’t “agree with Jason Collins’s lifestyle.”
Next year, after Michael Sam is openly gay and then Drafted by St. Louis RamsDung said he wouldn’t want Sam on his team.
“I won’t marry him,” Dungy talks about Rams drafting Sam. And wait for it… “I don’t want to deal with it all. It’s not going to be entirely smooth… things will happen.”
Dungy deleted the tweet, presumably after he saw the backlash it caused, but the Internet never forgot.
It’s worth noting that NBC Sports has yet to comment on Dungy’s behavior.