Anthony Edwards of the Minnesota Timberwolves apologized Sunday for anti-LGBTQ remarks he made in a video posted to Instagram over the weekend.
Within the now-deleted video, Edwards, 21, is seen rolling down a automobile window and calling a bunch of shirtless males “queer” as one other particular person within the automobile will be heard laughing within the background. Following a wave of backlash on social media, Edwards mentioned he was “extremely sorry.”
“What I mentioned was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m extremely sorry,” Edwards wrote in a tweet Sunday. “It’s unacceptable for me or anybody to make use of that language in such a hurtful method, there’s no excuse for it, in any respect. I used to be raised higher than that!”
The NBA may impose fines on Edwards due to the incident, which most definitely violates the league’s social media tips. Final 12 months, NBA star Kevin Durant faced a $50,000 fine for utilizing “offensive and derogatory language on social media” after a homophobic rant. In 2011, the Chicago Bulls’ Joakim Noah confronted an analogous advantageous for hurling an anti-gay slur at a fan.
Edwards’ feedback come as he enters his third season as a capturing guard for the Timberwolves.
Representatives for the NBA and the Timberwolves didn’t instantly reply to NBC Information’ request for remark.
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