Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards has issued an apology after sharing a homophobic Instagram story with his 1.2m followers.
The 22-year-old posted a narrative by which he observes a bunch of males and describes them as “queer-ass” earlier than utilizing a racial slur. “Look at the world I came to,” he provides.
On Sunday, he issued an apology on Twitter: “What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry,” he wrote. “It’s unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a hurtful way, there’s no excuse for it, at all. I was raised better than that!”
Edwards, the No 1 total choose within the 2020 draft, is probably going to be fined over the incident. Kevin Durant was fined $50,000 after the Brooklyn Nets ahead appeared to use homophobic, misogynistic and profane language in a social submit directed on the actor Michael Rapaport. Rajon Rondo and Kobe Bryant have been additionally fined prior to now for using homophobic language.
Edwards helped the Timberwolves to the playoffs final season, averaging 25.2 factors per sport within the postseason.