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Manager: Fined and suspended mixed martial arts fighter ‘doesn’t feel remorse’ for homophobic tweet

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  1. Sound like both the fighter and his manager are demonstrating a distinct lack of intelligence. If he feels the “protocol” for apologising sounds insincere, he should make the effort to find a way of apologising which *is* sincere.

    1. As for the rest of this idiot’s “explanation” of what his protégé said, I somehow doubt that he was using the word “fag” to mean “cigarette”. Any other usage is offensive to gay men. End of story.

      1. Kindling? Meatball?

  2. Apparently he also isn’t remorseful for being a moron.

  3. This may be too complex a lesson for a moron to understand but I’m going to try to make this a simple as I possibly can:

    Straight people don’t get to decide whether or not “fa**ot” is a slur and how gay people should feel about it.

    White people don’t get to decide whether or not “ni**er” is a slur and how black people should feel about it.

    Men don’t get to decide how women should feel about misogynistic words.

    And so forth and so on…

    Got it?

  4. “You come out and say, ‘Hey, you know what, I’m really sorry it hurt people” .
    “We didn’t mean to do that!”

    (you don’t need to change wording, just throw in a couple of quotation remarks and yes… that says lack of remorse a little better! especially when you lost $20,000 through a hole in your face)

  5. What a moron! ‘Fag’ and ‘faggot’ are just as offensive as ‘nigger’ or ‘spic’. If he didn’t mean to offend gay people, it’s even MORE important that he apologize for using hate speech.

  6. I have no doubt if someone called him a fag he would be offended in the extreme. Hypocrite.

  7. I know Im gonna be downed for this, but the word “fag” or “faggot” has absolutely nothing to do with gay people. Its a word which means to demean someones masculinity, or to call something gross, not for being gay lol.

    1. I would say something about the change of word usage and meaning, but I don’t want to get into a pointless discussion.

    2. Just because South Park or Louis CK say something it doesn’t make it true.

    3. The real mening of the word has no relevance whatsoever. It’s the ‘perceived’ meaning that’s so offensive. Imagine if a white manager had referred to his opponent as a “n***er”. Can you imagine the outcry? People like this need councelling to explain to them that they are homophobic because of their OWN sexuality issues. “Show me a homophobe; I’ll show you a closet case” Get the message out there ….

      1. Peter Gregory 21 May 2013, 3:49pm

        Yep- I’m OLD, and in EVERY case- the man in the red fancy hat in the Scottish Catholic church is a good example- they’re self-hating queers. Interesting about Chief Constable Anderton all those years ago in Manchester, who spent literally hundreds of thousands of police hours catching queers. He stopped when the Sun or News of the World headlined “God’s cop’s daughter is a dyke, but subsequently, many police I knew at that time claimed also that he was a closet fag.

    4. That is the dumbest thing I have read all day, even dumber than the original comments.

    5. Regardless the REAL meaning is a weak or effeminate man, it has nothing to do with gay people regardless of how you see it.

  8. “Shopw me ahomophobe: I’ll show you a closet case”. Seems like my message is finally getting out there ….

  9. And there as me thinking that if you inadvertently offend someone, you just apologise for it.

    If you didn’t mean to cause offence, regret is a logical response.

    If you did mean to, then expressing regret is clearly a lie and so it’s right not to express it.

    Thus, if you deny any regret, it’s a logical assumption that you meant to cause offence.

    I think…

  10. Peter Gregory 21 May 2013, 3:43pm

    He actually meant the guy looked like a cigarette, obviously.

  11. Everybody knows what the word means. Even he isn’t that much of a moron that he’s somehow unaware of its meaning.

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