Athletes and sports figures everywhere, including Giants legend Michael Strahan and Giants co-owner Steve Tisch, have been coming out strongly in support of gay marriage legislation over the last few weeks.

David Tyree, one of the heroes of Super Bowl XLII, is speaking out for the other side.

In a video produced for the National Organization for Marriage, Tyree warned of “anarchy” in the United States if homosexuals are allowed to legally marry. While the New York State Assembly was approving a same-sex marriage bill yesterday, the 31-year-old former Pro Bowler insisted same-sex couples couldn’t properly raise a child, and added he’s “disappointed” more people haven’t spoken up against it.

“If they pass this gay marriage bill, what I know will happen is this will be the beginning of our country sliding toward … it’s a strong word, but, anarchy,” Tyree said. “That will be the moment itself where our country loses its grip with what’s right. Marriage is one of those things that is the backbone of society. So if you redefine it, it changes the way we educate our children, it changes the perception of what is good, what is right, what is just.”

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