OJ Simpson made his views on transgender athletes competing in women’s sports very clear in a recent social media rant.
The former NFL player, who was accused of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, said the subject makes his ‘head hurt’.
In a Twitter post, he commented: “I guess I’m against it. I’m against transgender males competing against women.
“X is X and Y is Y.”
The 73-year-old then went on to criticise Caitlyn Jenner, who is an Olympic gold medallist.
Referencing an occasion when he spotted the Keeping Up With Kardashians star playing tennis with other women at a country club, he remarked: “Somehow it just bothered my senses that [Caitlyn Jenner] would be playing on the ladies tees.”
Although Jenner never professionally competed against women, as she transitioned years after retiring from sports, Simpson continued to criticise the reality TV star.
He also used her deadname several times within the post.
Simpson said: “I just thought it was sort of unfair. I guess I’m against it.
“I’m against transgender males competing against women.”
He added: “But then I say to myself, well what do I think about transgender females who become males… should they still be able to compete against females?
“This whole thing is making my head hurt. I don’t want to think about it!”
In competition, X is X and Y is Y pic.twitter.com/K4QSpZhDZU
— O.J. Simpson (@TheRealOJ32) April 18, 2021
Across the US, Republican state lawmakers are continuing to push for bills that would ban transgender girls from being able to participate in sports in school. This applies to states that don’t even have trans girls involved in any athletic clubs.
Governor Tate Reeves has been vocal about his views on transgender sports.
On social media, he wrote: “I am so disappointed over President Biden’s actions to force young girls like them to compete with biological males for access to athletics. It will limit the opportunity for so many competitors like my daughters. It is bad policy and it is wrong for America.”