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It was a message about acceptance that has gone viral.

After News 8's Dale Hansen went unplugged in a commentary earlier this week about Michael Sam and the NFL accepting gay players, he has become a nationwide sensation. That is, admittedly, much to his own surprise.

Ellen DeGeneres even invited Dale to appear on her show. Dale and his wife, Chris, joined Shelly Slater and Jason Wheeler on News 8 at 4 to talk about their experience.

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