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VIDEO: Michael Sam’s emotional acceptance speech

First openly gay NFL player receives Arthur Ashe Award for courage at the ESPY Awards
Posted: 17/07/2014 04:52 PM
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MICHAEL SAM, the first openly gay NFL player, received the prestigious Arthur Ashe Award for courage at the ESPY Awards on July 16.

He received a standing ovation as he took the stage and delivered this powerful acceptance speech while fighting back tears.

“To anyone out there, especially young people feeling like they don’t fit in, and would never be accepted, please know this, great things can happen when you have the courage to be yourself,” he said.