Michael Sam Went from 14 to 50,000+ Twitter Followers in a Day

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Monday February 10th, 2014

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To all the people who hopped out of time machines from the future yesterday to bravely ask "Who cares about a football player's sexual orientation?" take a look at these numbers. The NFL Draft prospect, who came out as gay last night, joined Twitter Saturday in anticipation of the announcement. He picked up 14 followers that day. On Sunday, the day of his announcement, 31,150 users followed Sam in just the span of a few hours, according to data provided by Twitter.

[tweet https://twitter.com/MikeSamFootball/status/432680996203270144]

His account how has 50,800+, with thousands more following every hour. His first tweet (above) is rapidly approaching 20,000 FAVs.

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