Garrett Wilson is in his third year as a New York Jets wide receiver. | Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson took to social media to mock how rookie wide receiver Malachi Corley writes.

The problem isn’t that Corley’s writing is messy. It’s not that the NFL rookie’s writing is hard to read.

It’s that his writing is ‘pretty.’

“This is like my fourth-grade crush sh*t,” Wilson says of Corley’s writing in his TikTok video, taken from a classroom where the wide receivers were meeting.

“C’mon Chi, this is pretty as f*ck,” he adds with a hint of humor and a hint of disdain.

With all the teasing, he did add that, “Hey I like that though.”

The writing is pretty.

Wilson’s ribbing is being celebrated across social media and the media, from Barstool Sports to Sports Illustrated. This is, we’re told, part of sports. While hardly hazing, this teasing of teammates, and in particular rookies, is part of the bonding experience so many men go through.

Of course, behaving like a girl is part of that. If a member of the team behaves like a girl, they get teased.

It’s part of the locker room culture that tells gay and bi men to stay in the closet.

Is Wilson saying “hey, bro, if you’re gay, don’t come up in here”? No. Not at all.

But, as we’ve talked about at Outsports for years, that’s the message that gay men in earshot hear. When they see teammates singled out for doing anything that isn’t traditionally masculine and male, they fear they’ll be next.

And when it comes to whom you sleep with, that’s paramount for many.

“If they mock this third-round draft pick for ‘writing like a girl,’ imagine what they’ll do if they find out I ‘sleep with guys, (in their minds) like a girl.'”

For generations, doing something “like a girl” has been used to demean men, particularly in sports. “You throw like a girl” is just about the worst insult you could throw at an athlete.

“You write like a girl” — That’s a new one.

No, Wilson doesn’t owe an apology. No, no one is trying to “cancel” Wilson.

But we at Outsports continue to point out when subconscious misogyny and homophobia creep into the “locker room” behavior of athletes. And this is one of those (albeit quite tame) times.