New York Knicks star Amare Stoudemire has reportedly has apologized to a fan after sending a homosexual slur via direct message on Twitter on Saturday.
According to ESPN, the fan, whose Twitter handle is BFerrelli, ignited the confrontation by calling out Stoudemire in harsh tones, suggesting that the NBA star didn’t give it his all during the 2011-2012 season.
“You better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season mannnnnn deadasss!!!” @BFerrelli tweeted Saturday.
In response, the recently engaged Amar’e reportedly shot BFerrelli a direct message which said:
“F— you. I don’t have to do anything fa–ot.’’
Afterwards, Stoudemire reportedly apologized, using another direct message that BFerrelli posted as a screen shot, saying “I apologize for what I said earlier. I just got off the plane and had time to think about it. Sorry bro!! No Excuses. Won’t happen again.”
While Amar’e has yet to make a public statement regarding the alleged incident, multiple media reports in New York said that the league is planning to investigate the situation.
The NBA, which fined Kobe Bryant $100,000 for using the same slur during a game in 2011, hasn’t announced whether it will penalize Stoudemire, should the allegations be found true.
Check out the following screen shot of Stoudemire’s alleged gay slur tweet and apology and let us know:
Do you think the entire incident was fabricated via the use of an image editing program such as photoshop? If the Amar’e did slip-up and use an anti-gay slur, should he be fined for his mistake?
via NY Daily