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Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter

An online campaign is underway in hopes of preventing Priefer from ever getting another NFL coaching job.
An online campaign is underway in hopes of preventing Priefer from ever getting another NFL coaching job.
Quote taken from Chris Kluwe's account of a 2012 Vikings special teams meeting.

In Chris Kluwe's must-read account of the chain of events culminating in his release by the Vikings, the biggest villain is special teams coach, rumored head coaching candidate, and apparent homophobe Mike Priefer.

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Kluwe writes that during one meeting, Priefer said, "We should round up all the gays, send them to an island, and then nuke it until it glows."

So perhaps it shouldn't come as any surprise that Priefer's son, Michael Priefer Jr., has an openly homophobic Twitter account.

Here are some of the gay-unfriendly tweets Priefer, whose Twitter profile references both Johnny Manziel and Philippians 4:13, has published (as compiled by this imgur user):

Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter
Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter
Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter
Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter
Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter
Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter
Homophobic Vikings coach Mike Priefer's son enjoys calling people "gay" on Twitter

(Since we started working on this post, Priefer Jr.'s Twitter account has become protected.)

In his piece, Kluwe writes that his main goal is "to make sure that Mike Priefer never holds a coaching position again in the NFL, and ideally never coaches at any level."

"It's inexcusable that someone would use his status as a teacher and a role model to proselytize on behalf of his own doctrine of intolerance, and I hope he never gets another opportunity to pass his example along to anyone else," Kluwe continues.

h/t -- Kyle Matteson

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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