With undefeated Kentucky two wins away from a 40 and 0 season in college hoops, people should be celebrating the last team to go unblemished, the 1976 Indiana squad.
The NCAA Final Four of Basketball is in the Hoosier state this weekend and the governing body of student athletics suggests they are concerned for their student athletes and employees.
Without getting into specifics today, Indiana Governor Mike Pence (pictured) said he would fix his state’s new Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
To simplify, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act expands a private business’ ability to discriminate against the LGBT community. Pence also said today the act does not give businesses a right to deny services.
Governor Pence’s voting record does not suggest he is a tolerant man.
The sports world has been quick to react.
The NBA has already expressed their displeasure. Ex- Pacer Reggie Miller who played for 18 years in Indianapolis says he’s disappointed in his adopted home state.
Charles Barkley said discrimination in any form is unacceptable and that big events like the Super Bowl and the Final Four should not be played there.
The NFL Colts released a statement which stated they embraced inclusiveness, tolerance, and a diverse fan base. The NFL combine a huge off season gathering is held in Indianapolis. The Colts are said to be going after a future Super Bowl. All could be in jeopardy because of the law.
USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is forgoing a College Football Playoff meeting in Indy, in honour of his gay son.
Sounds like a bunch of rich middle age white guys are scared and want everything thing to stay vanilla in their gated communities. Instead of being inclusive, they would rather be reclusive. Instead of talking, they would rather have their police departments shoot first and ask questions later.
Last word goes to comedian Chris Rock who tweeted, imagine having so few problems that you worry about gay & lesbians wanting to spend money at your business. #Indianaboycott #MikePence