Earlier this week Weir discussed the Sochi Olympics with Olbermann, who has taken it as a personal mission to educate the ESPN2 watchers about the treatment of LGBT people after the Putin anti-homosexual propaganda laws.
The strangest thing wasn't that Weir stated his anti-boycott stance. He's been quite clear about that--even stating that he'd risk being arrested for the chance to compete in what will most likely be his last Winter Olympics. But he also wore a Russian uniform, seeking to be a coy provocateur. Is it just more playful Weir or worse? As Michael Lucas states in an op/ed:
Now imagine, please, that Weir was a Jewish athlete being interviewed about whether the United States should participate in Hitler's 1936 Olympics in Munich. Imagine that--because he considers himself "first and foremost an Olympian"--he was arguing that we should attend. Fine, he has a right to his opinion. But now imagine that, while arguing that we should participate in Hitler's Olympics, he wore an armband with a swastika on it.
Watch the full clip below and tell us what you think: