Former NFL player Marcellus Wiley has spoken out against the participation of biological males in women’s sports.
Wiley argued that allowing transgender women to compete against biological women is unfair and could put female athletes at risk of injury. He is also concerned about the potential impact on women’s sports and the opportunities available to female athletes.
In an Instagram video posted on Sunday, Wiley expressed his opinions on the issue, saying the following caption. “I have no issue with transgenders, but I do have an issue with athletes who are transgender women trying to compete against biological women. Not against the Wiley Women! 💯 Why can’t the dudes who transition to women actually empower women by competing against men?”
Wiley began the video saying, “I have no issue with transgenders. I do have an issue with athletes who are transgendered trying to participate going from a transition of a man to a woman and now playing with the women.”
Wiley continued, “and, I will say that. You all can try to Dave Chappelle me all you want. I am very clear on this. You can be a transgender. You can be the homie, but I’ll be damned if a male at birth turns into a female and tries to compete against my daughters. She ain’t out there. We out.”
Dave Chappelle had been involved in a controversy related to his comments about the transgender community. In his Netflix special “The Closer,” Chappelle made several jokes and comments that were criticized by members of the LGBTQ+ community as transphobic and offensive. Chappelle defended his remarks and argued that he was not targeting the transgender community, but rather using humor to address a range of social and political issues. Many people defended Chappelle and his right to express his views.
“Don’t make this a human rights issue – this is a biological issue. Simple as that. Trust me, I am a man,” Wiley continued in his speech.
Wiley finished, “Like if I were me, Marcellus, and then tomorrow I’m Martha, I change up my gender, I’m now a woman, you know what I would try to do? Compete against the dudes. Why? Because that’s empowering.”
Marcellus Wiley is a former NFL player and current television personality. He played in the NFL for 10 seasons as a defensive end and was named to the Pro Bowl in 2001. After retiring from football, Wiley became a commentator and analyst for various sports media outlets, including ESPN and Fox Sports. He has also been an outspoken advocate for athletes’ rights and has addressed a range of social and political issues in his work.
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I have no issue with transgenders, but I do have an issue with athletes who are transgender women trying to compete against biological women. Not against the Wiley Women! 💯
Why can’t the dudes who transition to women actually empower women by competing against men? pic.twitter.com/lq8rDi48Ku
— Marcellus Wiley 🧢 (@marcelluswiley) February 18, 2023