Bruins baby Tyler Seguin apologized yesterday for a tweet he sent out that some have called homophobic. Seguin, who appeared in a video with Boston rapper Slaine, sent out a missive about it saying, “Just listened to the song in my bed. Gave me goosebumps no homo…” The tweet came at an inopportune time, seeing as how theNHL just became the first professional league to partner with the gay rights organization You Can Play.
Seguin apparently realized he’d done something dumb almost immediately and deleted the tweet and apologized within minutes of sending it.
Of course, tweet-and-delete is sort of a flawed gameplan, as, say, Anthony Weiner could tell you.
But Seguin got lucky crosstown at the Boston Globe, where the Namesniks pre-deleted it for his convenience.
Tyler Seguin apologizes for tweeting homophobic slur
Bruins forward Tyler Seguin has apologized for using a homophobic slur in a tweet about a music video by Boston rapper Slaine. “Last night I made an insensitive comment which I sincerely regret,” @tylerseguin92 tweeted Tuesday. “It was my mistake and I want to apologize to those who were offended.” Monday night, the 21-year-old forward tweeted a link to the video, which apparently features a couple of Seguin’s friends. He quickly deleted the post and tweeted an apology: “You know when your half asleep and say or write something without thinking twice or realizing what you said. Apologies on last tweet. Gnight.”
The rest of the item contains a non-comment from the Bruins and a statement from You Can Play about how Tyler made a mistake but he’ll learn from it.
For now, though, the biggest lesson is that the Globe plays better defense than Seguin does.