|CNN Reporter Faces Backlash over Gay Soccer Jokes|
|by Tom McGregor||Mon, Feb 6, 2012, 06:48 PM|
Homosexual activists are demanding that CNN fire a TV reporter for mocking soccer as a gay sport. During the Super Bowl, Roland Martin, got on Twitter to ridicule a gay soccer player for appearing in an underwear TV commercial, while implying his gay co-worker, Piers Morgan, has fallen in love with David Beckham.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "CNN's Roland Martin is under fire from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation for Twitter posts he sent out during Sunday's Super Bowl, according to a report on Mediaite."
GLAAD appears to be offended that Mr. Martin heaped scorn on a soccer player and is demanding retribution. Mr. Martin graduated from Yates High School and Texas A&M University. He referred to David Beckham's H&M underwear ad on Twitter.
Mr. Martin apologized for his comments by writing, "I made several cracks about soccer as I do all the time. I was not referring to sexuality directly or indirectly regarding the David Beckham ad, and I'm sorry if folks took it otherwise."
He added, "it was meant to be deliberately over the top and sarcastic crack about soccer, I do not advocate violence of any kind against anyone gay, or not. As anyone who follows me on Twitter knows, anytime soccer comes up during football season it's another chance for me to take playful shot at soccer, nothing more."
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