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Major League Soccer Player Mike Magee Gets Anti-Gay Hater's Respect: PHOTO


Cheers to MLS Chicago Fire player Mike Magee for his response to an anti-gay tweet earlier this week.

SB Nation writes:

So, backstory: Mike Magee missed a penalty kick. We all remember that part. A Union supporter with the handle @aaronfox72 decided that a little post-game smack-talk was necessary (as one does) and fired off a tweet to Magee with the message, "great penalty faggot, GO UNION."

There is a reason athletes are called role models. The tweeter's response:

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  1. I hate Twitter. I hate the "Tweet and recant" crap. I hate the blog discussion wars that ensue following one of these escapades. I hate when broadcasters use Twitter as a source of news to talk about someone positing and unposting something.

    It's not an expression of 1st amendment rights. It's an expression of stupidity and ignorance.

    Posted by: Rad | Apr 11, 2014 2:16:16 PM

  2. Has Towleroad changed the font for these pages? It's showing up in my browser much smaller and in a serif font (looks like Times)? Anyone else notice this. It happened about a week ago.

    Posted by: Kevin | Apr 11, 2014 2:21:11 PM

  3. @RAD - maybe you're just not following the right people on Twitter. I find it exciting, informative and useful.

    Posted by: Daniel Berry, NYC | Apr 11, 2014 2:24:55 PM

  4. Interestingly, Mike Magee is the player whom LA Galaxy traded in order to bring on Robbie Rogers.

    Posted by: crispy | Apr 11, 2014 2:26:11 PM

  5. The tweeter responded that way because he was being dragged by countless people, not because he was Mike Magee's response (not that it wasn't a cool one). That's always what ends up happening with twitter hecklers unless the person responsible is a dedicated troll.

    Posted by: JMC | Apr 11, 2014 2:52:26 PM

  6. Let's all hope Mike Magee is the future and aaron is the past.

    Posted by: Louis | Apr 11, 2014 3:07:00 PM

  7. "Gets Anti-Gay Hater's Respect"
    Is this a GRE logic question?

    Posted by: Miguel R | Apr 11, 2014 4:57:18 PM

  8. @Crispy, so they replaced a closeted gay guy with an openly gay guy? I say that's a fair trade!

    Posted by: litper | Apr 11, 2014 7:06:11 PM

  9. No, he's straight, Litper. Being an advocate doesn't make him gay or closeted.

    Posted by: EchtKultig | Apr 12, 2014 1:38:31 PM

  10. So, if we use Litper's neanderthal logic should we wonder why he's visiting and posting on a site with homosexual tendencies?

    Mike Magee is a great guy - period. He also happens to be hetrosexual but what's that got to do with anything?

    Posted by: BillPaul | Apr 18, 2014 7:53:53 AM

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