Canadian Sports Anchor Damian Goddard Fired for Tweet in Support of Anti-Gay Hockey Agency


Canadian broadcaster Sportsnet has fired its host Damian Goddard following a tweet in which he expressed support for "the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage."


Goddard's tweet was in response to a tweet from Uptown Sports Management, a major hockey agency, in which it condemned New York Ranger Sean Avery for his support of the campaign to pass marriage equality in New York.

The Toronto Star reports:

Attempting to skip over the controversy, Sportsnet suggested in a release that their problems with Goddard did not start with his decision to share his political views online.

“Mr. Goddard was a freelance contractor and in recent weeks it had become clear that he is not the right fit for our organization,” the sports giant’s communications director, Dave Rashford, said in a short statement.

Goddard hosted the Sportsnet show Connected.