New York Knicks basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire hurled an anti-gay slur at a fan on Twitter yesterday after the fan tweeted about chided Stoudemire for his performance last season and told Stoudemire to step up his game so that the Knicks can do better this season.
Not long after Twitter user @BFerrelli received the following tweet from Stoudemire in reply:
“Fuck you. I don’t have to do any thing faggot,”
Later Stoudemire apologized to @BFerrelli tweeting: “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.”
Amar’e Stoudemire has yet to publicly acknowledge the interaction.
The NBA plans to look into the anti-gay message.