Justin Fontaine, Wild prospect, criticizes "Foo Faggots" on Twitter, suspended two games
Fontaine dropped the F-bomb on Twitter, and we're not talking about "fuck".
Minnesota Wild prospect Justin Fontaine apparently isn't very fond of Dave Grohl. But they way he chose to express his dislike will keep him on the bench for two games.
The Wild suspended Fontaine after he tweeted "the Foo Faggots were awful" following the band's Grammy performance on Sunday night. He later deleted the tweet and apologized.
Fontaine, 24, plays for the Houston Aeros, the Wild's minor league affiliate, where he's the team's second-leading scorer. He signed as a free agent after helping the University of Minnesota-Duluth win the national championship last year.
In a statement announcing the two-game suspension, Wild management apologized for the "offensive slur." According to the Star Tribune, Fontaine tweeted to a fan on Monday that he felt "awful" and won't use the LGBT F-bomb again.
We'll try and give him the benefit of the doubt, but how, at 24 years of age, could Fontaine think even for one second that using "faggot" on social media is acceptable? The whole incident doesn't speak well for his UMD education.
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