By Andrew Sharp via SBNation.com
After Kobe Bryant's homophobic comments last week, the NBA's fined him $100,000, Kobe apologized, and Wednesday, the Lakers released a public service announcement to promote gay rights. And all of that's well and good. But just for perspective's sake, here's a story that's 1,000 times cooler.
Recently, during a Brazilian volleyball match, the home crowd began chanting "bicha" at a visiting player, the equivalent of a bunch of Lakers fans calling Kevin Garnett a "faggot."
But here's what's worse—unlike the ref that Kobe called gay, the Brazilian player was actually gay, and after the game, he admitted as much publicly. So... a pretty terrible story all around. But that's when it starts getting good.
At the next match, the players joined together to wear pink warmup shirts to show solidarity. One of them even wore a rainbow-colored jersey.
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