[Watch] Charles Barkley Rips Church for Boycotting Openly Gay Player

[Watch] Charles Barkley Rips Church for Boycotting Openly Gay Player

Hall of Famer says someone should beat up the folks from Westboro Baptist.

Published March 17th

Westboro Baptist Church has vowed to protest Seton Hall guard Derrick Gordon when he takes the court with his team Thursday night for the opening round of the NCAA Tournament.

Why? Because Gordon came out as an openly gay man about two years ago.

"Satan-inspired media loves to stoke his rebellion, but we'll protest @marchmadness for Derrick Gordon," the church tweeted, as reported by TMZ Sports.

They added: "Time to protest the glamorization of Derrick Gordon's proud sin at @NCAA #Denver #tournament @SetonHallMBB."

Wow. Really?

Well, one person not having it is none other than Charles Barkley, who thinks Westboro officials should get "beat up" for opposing the guard being in the NCAA Tournament just because he's gay.

"Are those the same people who boycott soldiers' funerals? Yeah man, I hate those sons of b******," Barkley told TMZ. "It won't affect the Tournament, but I really hate those sons of b******, man. They're awful people. They act like they're religious. They're really awful people. If we get lucky, maybe somebody will just beat the hell out of them."

Well, you know Sir Charles wasn't going to hold back at all.

The Hall of Famer even had a personal message for Gordon.

"Oh, ignore that, man. There's always going to be haters," Chuck continued. "I wish him nothing but the best. I'm hoping somebody would beat the hell out of those Westboro people."

Gordon and No. 6 Seton Hall meet 11th-seeded Gonzaga in first-round action Thursday night.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

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