Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards has issued an apology after sharing a homophobic Instagram story with his 1.2m followers.
The 22-year-old posted a story in which he observes a group of men and describes them as “queer-ass” before using a racial slur. “Look at the world I came to,” he adds.
n Sunday, he issued an apology on Twitter: “What I said was immature, hurtful, and disrespectful, and I’m incredibly sorry,” he wrote. “It’s unacceptable for me or anyone to use that language in such a hurtful way, there’s no excuse for it, at all. I was raised better than that!
Edwards, the No 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft, is likely to be fined over the incident.
Kevin Durant was fined $50,000 after the Brooklyn Nets forward appeared to use homophobic, misogynistic and profane language in a social post directed at the actor Michael Rapaport
Edwards helped the Timberwolves to the playoffs last season, averaging 25.2 points per game in the postseason.