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Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco 49ers’

Two 49ers Deny Making the ‘It Gets Better’ PSA in Which They Appear

The San Francisco 49ers, who happen to be playing in a certain football game this Sunday, earned a bit of bad press earlier in the week after cornerback Chris Culliver decided to let the world know that he “[doesn't] do the gay guys, man” and that any pro football players who happen to be gay should probably stay in the closet because the whole deal just totally weirds him out, girl. Trust!

Culliver then issued what may be the least effective damage control statement ever, saying that “The derogatory comments I made yesterday were a reflection of thoughts in my head, but they are not how I feel.”

You’d think the clip below–recorded as part of Dan Savage‘s “It Gets Better” anti-bullying PSA campaign for gay and lesbian youth–might help nip that problem in the bud, right?

No such luck: yesterday two of the very players who appear in the video denied ever making it.

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Raider Fans Work to Change ‘Notorious’ Image

It’s been a few months, so time to check in on the public relations campaign to change the image of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders fans, The Raider Nation. The Nation, tired of media stereotypes about them, launched an image revamp after a melee, beating, and shooting at a summer exhibition game.

Change the image of the Oakland Raiders fans, a group that prides itself on calling a section of its stadium “The Black Hole,” and calls said fans “notorious?” Yes.

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