A few words will have sufficed to measure the embarrassment within the franchise. The day after the homophobic skid of Anthony Edwards on social networks, the Wolves, through the voice of their new president Tim Connelly, took the floor and published a terse press release.
» We are disappointed with Anthony Edwards’ language and actions on social media. The Timberwolves are committed to being an inclusive and welcoming organization for all and apologize for the offense this has caused so many. “Wrote the leader.
The latter reacted to a video published by his player, on Instagram, in which he had used the term « queers » to designate a group of men, wondering in what world he lived.
» What I said was immature, hurtful, disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry. It is unacceptable for me or anyone to use this language in such a hurtful way, there is no excuse for it, at all. I was better educated than that ! “he apologized after deleting his post.
According to ESPN, an NBA spokesperson said the league is reviewing the situation. The Great League has issued fines in the past for homophobic comments. Last example: Kevin Durant was fined $50,000 last year for using » offensive and derogatory against actor Michael Rapaport.