DirecTV’s NFL Ad Stars A Gay Couple “Just Like Any Other”

This is way awesome! Lol I have a straight female friend who loves football a thousand times more than her husband. I mean he likes his team, but she will watch all NFL. When he’s out on duty (he’s in the Coast Guard), every television in their house stays tuned into ESPN. So it’s perfectly acceptable for two gay guys to love the NFL too. Bravo DirecTV, bravo.

Think about the stereotypical American football fan. What comes to mind? If you’ve been taking cues from what advertisers have been pushing on you for years, you’d probably think of, surprise surprise, straight, beer-swilling men. Well, one satellite provider sent a different message with their latest ad, marking the start of the NFL’s 2015 season: DirecTV’s NFL ad featured a gay couple, cutting against established tropes and norms in a pretty awesome way, while affirming at the same time that it’s not strange at all. As one of the two football fans says at the commercial’s conclusion, “we’re just like any couple, really.”

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