Amare Stoudemire made a “homophobic” slur towards a New York Knicks’ fan, who was chatting with him on Twitter, and it created quite a stir.
It seems that the NBA power forward could have made the comment due to his lack of discipline, rather than a hatred or fear of gay people. He later made an apology for the not so nice exchange on Twitter.
“F— you. I don’t have to do anything f–,” Stoudemire lashed out via Twitter Direct Message. The 6x NBA All-Star was apparently angry because the 19-year-old came down on him for his unsatisfactory performance, in which the Knick’s lost their first-round in the NBA playoffs.
John Ferreli, who goes by Butch, stated that Amare needed to be “stronger.”
“@Amareisreal you better come back a lot stronger and quicker to make up for this past season mannnnnn deada–!!!” Ferreli initially tweeted. Not too long after that, Ferreli claimed that Stoudemire messaged him. However, others on his timeline doubted this transaction actually happened.
Later, Stoudemire was apologetic for this message. “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,” Stoudemire wrote, once again via Twitter direct message.