Amar'e Stoudemire has apologized for
hurling an anti-gay slur at a fan on Twitter.
Stoudemire, who plays as a power
forward and center for the NBA's New York Knicks, on Saturday fired
back at a follower who criticized the Knicks' record.
After Stoudemire tweeted that he had
just finished an off-season workout, @Bferrelli, identified by The
New York Daily News as Brian Ferrelli, messaged:
“@Amareisreal you better come back a lot stronger and quicker to
make up for this past season mannnnnn deadasss!!!”
“Fuck you. I don't have to do
anything fag,” Ferrelli claimed Stoudemire, 29, wrote in a direct
“Just got a DM from @Amareisreal
after I told him to step his shit up so the Knicks will get further
next season..pussy,” Ferrelli messaged along with a link to a photo
of Stoudemire's message.
Stoudemire apologized in a second
direct message to the fan.
“I apologize for what I said earlier.
I just got off a plane and had time to think about. Sorry bro!! No
Excuses. Won't happen again,” Stoudemire messaged.
“He apologized and I accept it,”
Ferrelli told The News in a tweet when asked for comment.