IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

Michael Sam gets standing ovation at Mizzou amid Westboro protest

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Screenshot_3

COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) – A stirring scene at Mizzou Arena: Former Missouri Defensive end Michael Sam, who last week announced that he was gay, returned to campus with his foot-ball team-mates — for Missouri basketball game against Tennessee on Saturday.

They received a standing ovation as they were honored at halftime for their Cotton Bowl Victory over Oklahoma State. Fans erupted when Sam hoisted the trophy.

There was also a “Stand for Sam” event outside Mizzou Arena with more than a thousand people turning out. That gathering was done in part to drown out about 15 anti-gay protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church.

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 912 other followers