Hundreds of Michael Sam supporters lined Stadium Blvd. and Providence Road in Columbia on Saturday, Feb. 15, blocking out a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church.
Sam, a former MU football player and NFL prospect, made international headlines last week when he came out as gay.
Members of the Topeka, Kan.-based church said they would return to Columbia to protest Sam's coming out and the MU community's support of him. They were last here protesting the funeral of Army Spc. Sterling Wyatt in July 2012.