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Tennys Sandgren apologizes for anti-LGBT tweets: “I used poor and harsh words to describe a bad experience”

American tennis player Tennys Sandgren quickly learned that being a bigot is not going to go over well in the tennis world.

On his way to the Australian Open quarterfinals, his anti-LGBT, right-wing online past caught up with him. So instead of endorsement deals and adulation, he finds himself apologizing.

But in his apology, he seems to be saying that stumbling into a gay bar was a ‘bad experience.’

This guy is a piece of work.

His unearthed tweet from 2012 was: “Stumbled into a gay club last night… my eyes are still bleeding #nooneshouldseethat.” When a follower joked about his use of the word “stumbled,” Sandgren replied, “what can I say the trannies were calling to me.”

Here is Sandgren’s apology tweet: “In regards to the gay club tweet from 2012, I used poor and harsh words to describe a bad experience, and is not indicative of how I feel about the people in that community. To everyone I offended with that, pls accept my apology.”

Okay. Let’s hope he fades back into obscurity.

FILE UNDER: Controversy, Tennis


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