CALGARY - Maurice Price has never shied away from controversy.
But the outspoken Calgary Stampeders wide receiver has kicked a big hornet’s nest this time.
Price triggered a Twitter firestorm Monday afternoon with a single tweet about openly gay football player Michael Sam, who was drafted by the St. Louis Rams late in the NFL Draft.
Price tweeted: “My faith won’t allow me to ACCEPT what took place over the weekend! Sorry, NOT sorry! #AdamAndEve #NotAdamAndAdam.”
Reached late in the afternoon, Price said he has no issue with Sam or that he’s an openly gay player but defended his own right to have an opinion on homosexuality.
“I wish Michael Sam nothing but the best and I hope he goes and has a fantastic career,” Price said.
“It’s nothing personal against him.
“People think I’m saying he shouldn’t be drafted into the NFL, or they shouldn’t have homosexual players. That’s not it at all.
“I was speaking about homosexuality in general. As a Christian, obviously it’s not something I can condone or accept.”