Stephen Colbert Calls “Unnecessary Tenderness” On Michael Sam Kiss: WATCH

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Stephen Colbert tackled Michael Sam’s draft pick last night’s Colbert Report, criticizing the former Missouri defensive end for kissing his boyfriend on camera. “Folks this is just wrong,” Colbert exhorts. “In the NFL sexuality is supposed to take place off camera—and the fans should only find out about it when the charges are filed.”

But, Colbert later insists, he’s not a total hater: “I don’t care who you love as long as you can launch your body at another man like a missile of pure hate.”

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