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Michael Sam shows his support for Mizzou while doing “Hands Up” gesture at GQ party

Michael Sam may no longer be a member of the Missouri football team, but there’s no question the Tigers are still close to his heart.

Sam, the first openly gay player drafted in the NFL, was at a GQ party on Thursday in Los Angeles. He was one of six people chosen for GQ’s Man of the Year cover. Also appearing covers were Steve Carell, Chris Pratt, Dave Chappelle, Ansel Elgort and Shailene Woodley.

At the party, Sam and Chappelle had their photo taken together doing the “Hands Up, Don’t Shoot” gesture to show support to the protestors in Ferguson, Mo.

Something stood out to me in that photo, particularly ahead of Saturday’s SEC championship game between Missouri and Alabama.

I got a screengrab of the tweet and increased the size of the photo, focusing on that wristband. Sure looks like it says “MU Pride,” doesn’t it?

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But, hey, what would you expect?

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