This note from a football player with gay dads to a bully in his class has been making its way around the interwebs today.
Dear kid bullying the only openly gay boy in class,
I dare you to lay a finger on him.
The linebacker with two amazing gay dads
There doesn’t appear to be a source and there are a lot of details that make it seem fake:
- One website said this was left in the locker of the bully. If that’s case, how did the note’s author get into the locker? Why is the note stapled to the background? And who took the photo? The linebacker, to get credit for his good deed? That doesn’t seem congruent with the spirit of the letter.
- Does a student call a classmate his own age a kid?
- Do high school football players really call themselves linebackers? (Real question. They don’t in Canada, but maybe in the sports-mad US they do.)
- Why is the note typed?
It’s rather like that letter from a man to his daughter, upbraiding her for disowning his gay grandson — too much of a perfect thing to be true.
But hey, even if it’s not real, it still made me smile.