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Caught on Tape: Kobe Calls Ref a F***ing F****t

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Point of Order, Apr 13, 2011.

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  1. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Stay classy, Kobe.

  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    He seemed like such a nice guy before this.
  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  4. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Incident, real outrage, ESPNization, fake outrage, snark, statement, forgotten about. And all this within 12 hours. The life of a controversy like this in today's world.
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    This is great. Kobe can violently rape a woman, but people will end up being more upset about this.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    You overestimate the openmindedness of the sports-watching public. There will be vocal protests of this by activists, columnists and talking heads, and that might make it seem like a huge deal. But the general public will care very little.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    You're probably right. And, I don't mean to diminish what Kobe said. It's vile & there's no excuse for it.

    But, on the list of reasons to dislike Kobe, it hasn't beaten the leader in the clubhouse.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I don't think anyone cares.
  9. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    The non-apology apology:

    Bryant issued a statement Wednesday afternoon.

    "What I said last night should not be taken literally," he said. "My actions were out of frustration during the heat of the game, period. The words expressed do NOT reflect my feelings towards the gay and lesbian communities and were NOT meant to offend anyone."

  10. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    He should have just said it was not intended to be a factual statement.
  11. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Seems to me, his words were meant to offend at least one person — the ref.
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