Another sportsman in trouble over a careless reference to homosexuals

Homosexuals seem to be the most sacred group in America today. You risk great penalties if you blaspheme against them. I kinda thought that blasphemy was out of place in a modern secular society

The guy below used the term "Foo F*ggots" in an apparent attempt at jocularity -- but you must not be jocular about the sacred. There is no free speech about the truly holy. Islam is holy too, of course. It is only those silly old good-natured Christians who miss out
Minnesota Wild prospect Justin Fontaine has fit in nicely with the team's AHL affiliate Houston Aeros in his rookie season, posting 34 points in 49 games, good for second in team scoring. He's also fit in well off the ice -- three weeks ago, he joined a large contingent of Wild prospects that are currently on Twitter, interacting with fans.

He's taken to Twitter quite well by all accounts, too -- except for an unfortunate incident this last weekend when he used a gay slur.

Sunday night, Fontaine's roommate David MacIntyre tweeted about the Foo Fighters' Grammy performance. Fontaine responded, attempting to sarcastically disparage Dave Grohl's critically acclaimed grunge rock band. But he chose his words poorly.

Fontaine deleted the tweet, but not before a number of Wild fans had seen and reacted to it, and Houston Aeros captain John DiSalvatore had retweeted it for some reason.

Wild management didn't take too kindly to this and it responded immediately, suspending Fontaine for his next two games.

The problem is, when you are a pro athlete, you are no longer representing only yourself. As frustrating as that may be, it is the truth. This type of language gives the entire Wild organization a black eye


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