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Former Giant Derrick Ward Rips Michael Sam, ESPN For Televised Kiss

Derrick Ward in 2009 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Derrick Ward in 2009 (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — You’ve probably seen it. If not, you’ve definitely heard about it.

Michael Sam became the first openly-gay man to be drafted by an NFL team on Saturday when the Rams took him with the 249th pick in the seventh round.

Upon hearing the news, the former Missouri standout kissed his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. It was televised for the world to see.

Many players, journalists and fans embraced the moment and supported Sam. But, as expected, others found the moment unsettling and inappropriate.

Derrick Ward, who played running back for the Giants from 2004-2008, took to Twitter to rip ESPN for broadcasting the kiss.

Ward, who was drafted by the Jets in 2004, claimed that his disappointment had nothing to do with Sam being gay.

Dolphins safety Don Jones tweeted “omg” and “horrible” in regard to Sam’s public kiss.

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