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CBS Sports Writer Calls UFC ‘Homoerotic’; Apologizes Days Later

Submitted by on November 21, 2012 – 5:28 pmNo Comment
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Seth Davis should have known better.

The CBS College Basketball reporter must not have been thinking when he tweeted some disparaging remarks about the UFC on Saturday.

“Looking on news sites showing picture of two muscular bloody men in homoerotic fighting pose….Sorry, I’ll never get this UFC thing. Maybe I’m a prude on this but I’m also a dad. I don’t mind my sons watching boxing, but I wouldn’t want them watching a UFC bout,” he tweeted.

Now, maybe I’m mistaken, but shouldn’t an employee for CBS know better than to call anything “homoerotic?” Better yet, saying that his son can watch violent sports like boxing but something that, in his mind, has gay undertones is not okay? Yeah, this is really weird. Not to mention that the outlet that he works for partners with MixedMartialArts.com.

Ultimately, what Davis did was wrong and offensive. Surely he was showered with hate tweets and his higher ups needed to have a word with him. He apologized Tuesday night — nearly three days later — and you’ll have to excuse me for not buying it.

“The tweets were stupid and careless and you are 100 pct right to call me out. Appreciate and respect your work & passion,” he said.

No, you were just trying to save your job. It’s kind of sad that we still have people with this mentality.

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