Jason Collins — Twitter Death Threats After Gay Announcement

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It”s not all love for the first major (active) pro athlete to come out of the closet … NBA player Jason Collins has also been the target of online death threats since announcing he”s gay.

The homophobic threats began appearing on Twitter right after Jason”s big coming-out interview with Sports Illustrated. Among the venom …

— “Yous a dead f****t talkn on tv Boy.”
— “Listening to Jason Collins describe his gayness as “beautiful” makes me wanna puke. And kill him.”
— “Jason collins comes out the closet! Kill that biiitttchhhh!!!”
— “First jason collins say he gay.. Now he on espn w lipgloss on  kill him now !!!”
— “Jason Collins should get the death penalty lol how u a 7 foot gay dude lol the west is crazy smh”

In the S.I. article, Collins says he doesn”t expect everyone to embrace him … but it”s unclear if he expected this kind of hatred.

We reached out to Collins for comment — so far, no word back.