Former NFL coach and NBC analyst Tony Dungy issued an apology after he received backlash for posting a controversial tweet that promoted anti-transgender rhetoric.
Dungy was responding to a video from The Daily Wire showing Minnesota state representative Sandra Feist advocating for menstrual products to be placed in boys’ school bathrooms across the state. Dungy jumped in and said school districts across the country were “putting litter boxes in school bathrooms for students who identify as cats.”
That myth was widely debunked. In the age of camera phones, somebody would’ve taken a picture or recorded this happening by now. It was rpetty easy to see how fake it was.
Many called for him to be fired, but what did NBC think about it?
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According to The Washington Post’s Kevin B. Blackistone, the network sent a memo to staff members condemning Dungy’s remarks.
“NBC Sports does not support or condone the views expressed in the tweet and we have made that clear to Tony,” the memo said. “Our company has long and proudly supported LGBTQ+ rights and works hard to ensure that all of our employees are seen, acknowledged, recognized, and respected.”
Despite his apology, Dungy still has plans to attend a conference led by a pastor who called homosexuality “three times worse than smoking.” That news is fresh off him using Damar Hamlin’s cardiac arrest situation to make a case against abortion at a rally last Friday.
Dungy’s past is all you need to know that he is a man of faith who is strictly against homosexuality. He has raised money for anti-gay organizations and said in 2014 that he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the NFL’s first openly gay player, because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.”
The former head coach is not going to change his way of thinking.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.