NFL draft prospect Michael Sam shocked a lot of people when he came out and revealed that he was gay, and many people gave him their support. Well, the Westboro Baptist Church didn't support the Missouri football star, but on Feb. 15, 2014, a number of students banded together at a basketball game to "Stand With Sam" and block the protester's way, per Yahoo News.
On Saturday, the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC) prepared to protest outside of a basketball game between the University of Missouri and University of Tennessee. Former Missouri defensive end Michael Sam and the rest of the team were honored during the game.
Michael Sam ended up receiving one of the loudest ovations of all, but the support was even bigger for him outside of the arena.
Outside, a very large group of students formed a human wall to to block the WBC from getting anywhere near the arena. A lot of the students were wearing rainbow colored buttons that said "Stand With Sam."
Members of the WBC were outside with signs condemning Sam for being gay and then condemning the school for continuing to support him.
The "Stand With Sam" wall was organized by sstudents Kelaney Lakers and Alix Carruth. One of their methods of shutting out the WBC was to turn their backs to them and sing the alma mater of Missouri as loud as possible.