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Roland Martin suspended for ‘gay bashing’ Beckham tweet

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  1. mmmmm ? ? How convenient… “a football player and not an ‘American’ football player’
    So why didn’t he say that!

  2. If that’s what he was talking about, why did he mention underwear? Just word it, “If anyone is more excited about soccer, smack him” or such.

    1. David Nottingham 9 Feb 2012, 2:01pm

      Well, exactly….

    2. Hodge Podge 9 Feb 2012, 2:31pm

      yeah not convincing…

  3. Why would someone call for soccer fans to be bashed. It’s call for aggression regardless of Beckham, underwear or anyone’s sexual orientation. It is just pure hate mongering and vile.

  4. jamestoronto 9 Feb 2012, 3:32pm

    I read and reread the tweet about a dozen times, and could not in the slightest way how this was a reference to soccer vs US football. His “oops I got caught” explanation was not even what I would describe as feeble. Talk about clutching at straws.

  5. Dan Brown 9 Feb 2012, 6:45pm

    Funny, I just don’t see it… This seems to be a slightly hysterical reaction to a comment which holds no mention or implication of sexual orientation at all. People seem to be contorting it to suit their own interpretations.

    I mean, GLAAD…? “Advocates of gay-bashing”…? Am I really the only one blind to this apparent homophobia?

    I think, when you stand it next to tweets from a few UK footballers lately, there is even LESS wrong with it and he should be left alone.

    But hey, nearly 7000 people signing a petition can’t ALL be wrong…

  6. They need to fire Roland Martin who is homophobic and needs mental help.

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