09/08/2014 02:31 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

5 Things You Can Do To Counterprotest Michael Sam Trolls

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When Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in NFL history, was cut by the St. Louis Rams at the end of August, it was unclear whether or not any team would be willing to welcome him into their ranks. But at the end of last week, the Dallas Cowboys saved Sam by giving him a place on their practice squad. The move is a win for Sam, who is eager to earn a spot on an NFL roster, and for the Cowboys, who could use a strong defensive player. There’s just one problem: Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the homophobia.

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