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Minnesota Wild prospect Justin Fontaine suspended for Tweeting 'faggot'

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Two Houston Aeros players in the Minnesota Wild farm system don't like the Foo Fighters very much; They also don't blink when calling people "faggots." So when the band showed up on the Grammys, Justin Fontaine had no trouble expressing to the world how he felt about them. Teammate Jon DiSalvatore quickly retweeted Fontaine's thoughts:

The Wild suspended Fontaine for two games for the original tweet. From the Star Tribune:

"Minnesota Sports and Entertainment (MSE) apologizes for the offensive slur that was posted by Justin Fontaine on Twitter last night," the Wild said in a statement Monday night. "Fontaine has been suspended from playing in the next two games for the Houston Aeros."

What about DiSalvatore? I realize the guy has only made it into five NHL games in his eight-year career, but he shouldn't get any less than Fontaine after retweeting his buddy's homophobic comment.

Still, it's good to see a smart, measured response from the Wild. Taking someone's playing time away is a powerful statement, but two games isn't overkill.

Hat tip to Puck Buddys.