The NBA and Miami Heat are reviewing a clip circulating social media that shows Meyers Leonard uttering an anti-Semitic slur during a live stream on his Twitch channel while playing Call of Duty.
Leonard was seen playing “Call of Duty: Warzone,” and said “F—–g cowards, don’t f—–g snipe at me you f—–g k— b—-.”
Anna Horford, the sister of Al Horford, took to Twitter and gave a perfect solution of what to do with his jersey going forward.
Later on Tuesday, Leonard issued an apology for the incident.
“I am deeply sorry for using an anti-Semitic slur during a livestream yesterday. While I didn’t know what the word meant at the time, my ignorance about its history and how offensive it is to the Jewish community is absolutely not an excuse and I was just wrong. I am now more aware of its meaning and I am committed to properly seeking out people who can help educate me about this type of hate and how we can fight it.
I acknowledge and my own mistake and there’s no running from something like this that is so hurtful to someone else. This is not a proper representation of who I am and I want to apologize to the Arisons, my teammates, coaches, front office and everyone associated with the Miami Heat organization, to my family, to our loyal fans and to others in the Jewish community who I have hurt. I promise to do better and know that my future actions will be more powerful than my use of this word.”
Anna did not like that apology either:
Leonard has not played since Jan. 9 and is currently recovering from shoulder surgery.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.