(The douchebag in question. Photo via KJHK.org)
Sports Illustrated writer and CBS analyst Seth Davis may have gotten himself in a little hot water yesterday in a particularly 21st century way — being an idiot on twitter. Evidently Davis is not a fan of mixed martial arts and he used some good old-fashioned homophobia to make his point.
Looking on news sites showing picture of two muscular bloody men in homoerotic fighting pose….Sorry, I’ll never get this UFC thing.
We can’t imagine what kind of trauma Davis may have sustained that makes the CBS personality have erotic thoughts while watching two men covered in blood hitting each other, but we are truly sorry for any pain that the writer has to live with.
Another similarly idiotic tweet of Davis’ read:
Maybe I’m a prude on this but I’m also a dad. I don’t mind my sons watching boxing, but I wouldn’t want them watching a UFC bout. — Seth Davis (@SethDavisHoops)
We have no idea if Davis is a prude but he is evidently scared of gay people. Let’s connect the dots. Davis watches two fighters compete and confuses it for gay sexual relations. So, the UFC is gay and because of this, he does not like the UFC.
Also, given that the UFC is so gay, he will not, can not, approve of his sons watching it. Let’s assume that Georges St. Pierre and Carlos Condit were, as Davis believes, getting erotic with one another Saturday night at UFC 154 instead of competing against one another in a sport. Seth, neither you nor your kids can catch gay by watching gay people. Your sons could, however, pick up some practical life skills from watching and practicing the martial arts and self-defense techniques on display at UFC events.
Like many cowardly morons before him, Davis has appeared to have deleted those tweets from his account. He may not want his sons watching MMA but he probably wants to still be able to make a living to support them.
No word yet on if CBS or SI has taken disciplinary action against Davis. If they do, we suggest some education and sensitivity training be a part of it. Perhaps a few hours locked in a room watching video of MMA fights while Georges St. Pierre and Roger Huerta sit on either side of him in nothing but their old-school tight fight shorts, painting each one another’s nails.