Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White says he is sorry for a tweet where he says he doesn't want to be gay, but he really isn't sorry based on followup tweets where he makes light of the whole thing.
White got in a Twitter spat after a fan asked him whether he would rather win the Super Bowl or lead the league in stats and he replied: "Would u rather be gay or straight come on u know that answer?"
After he was criticized for that comment, he took umbrage, claimed his freedom of speech was being violated and mocked people for "getting their panties in a bunch." Hours later, after Outsports contacted the Atlanta Falcons for comment, White then tweeted this "apology":
"OK people I apologize for saying the word gay I know it's a sensitive subject and a athlete of my stature should not use it."
He then undercut any sense that this was any kind of apology with these two tweets:
So, those who criticized him were "haters" whom he was giving the middle finger to. In addition, he retweeted a lame joke about how apologizing is itself gay. White reaffirmed he is a jackass and would have been better off not trying to fake apologize.