NBA Player Tony Parker Apologizes For Saying 'Fag' During Press Conference
Nigel Campbell | September 23, 2013
San Antonio Spurs player (and Eva Longoria's ex-hubby) Tony Parker let a gay slur fly yesterday during a press conference for France's match with Spain during the EuroBasket 2013 tournament.
According to Spurs Nation:
Parker said in the press conference following that game that France were playing like “tapettes” during a first half in which they trailed by double-digits. The world translates into loosely into fairy or fag, according to various online dictionaries.
He apologized for the comment at a later press conference:
“I’d like to apologize to the gay community. I did not want to offend them. If I have offended the gay community, I apologize. It was not my intention at all. It is not right to say what I said I’m sorry. And apologize.”
Spurs Nation also notes that Parker previously tweeted his support for Jason Collins after Collins publicly came out as gay.
What do you think of Parker's apology?