Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam continues to be receive overwhelming support following yesterday’s public announcement that he is gay — he is attempting to become the NFL’s first openly gay player as he is preparing for the upcoming draft. Both his school and his teammates have been behind him for a while now, and the public response has been extremely positive for the most part. This morning, another voice entered the conversation to support him with a pretty cool message — First Lady Michelle Obama:
You’re an inspiration to all of us, @MikeSamFootball. We couldn’t be prouder of your courage both on and off the field. -mo
— FLOTUS (@FLOTUS) February 10, 2014
That’s a pretty serious compliment right there, and I’m sure it means quite a bit to Michael Sam.