Hockey Player Suspended For Anti-Gay Tweet
Hockey player Justin Fontaine, the Houston Aeros’ second leading scorer and a Minnesota Wild prospect, was suspended for two games for using an anti-gay epithet on the social media website, Twitter, Yahoo reported.
The rookie hockey player, who made the comment during the Grammy Awards broadcast, was in response to his roommate’s tweet about alt-rock band Foo Fighters’ performance.
"@J_Fontaine37: @DaveJMcIntyre I disagree, the Foo Faggots were awful. #TerribleShow #BadTaste #6205"agree foo foo!" he wrote.
"Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (MSE) apologizes for the offensive slur that was posted by Justin Fontaine on Twitter last night," the Wild said in a statement. "Fontaine has been suspended from playing in the next two games for the Houston Aeros."
Fontaine deleted the tweet and then apologized in a new tweet. Several Wild fans saw the comment, however, and the Aeros’ captain, John DiSalvatore, even retweeted it.
"My apologies to everyone, it was wrong. Twitter rookie and it came out totally wrong. It was a roommate battle, nothing more. #sorry." The hockey player tweeted.