Australia: Sports commentator to keep job after calling player a ‘big poofter’

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A sports commentator will be allowed to stay on the air, after he referred to a player as a “big poofter”.

Channel Seven’s Australian Football League commentator Brian Taylor made the remark during the run-up to a Sydney v Carlton game yesterday, when footage was played of Geelong player Harry Taylor celebrating his 150th match.

Interrupting the pre-match presenters, he said: “I don’t know whether you guys down there can hear me or not… I am up here getting ready for the game and I’ve just seen that crap from Harry

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Australia: Sports commentator seeks counselling after calling player ‘big poofter’

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A sports commentator has said he is in the process of getting professional counselling, after he attracted criticism for labelling a player a ‘big poofter’.

Channel Seven’s Australian Football League commentator Brian Taylor made the remark during the run-up to a Sydney v Carlton game on Saturday, when footage was played of Geelong player Harry Taylor celebrating his 150th match.

Interrupting the pre-match presenters, he said: “I don’t know whether you guys down there can hear me or not

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Dutch councillor thrown out of his party for calling gays ‘abnormal’

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A local councillor in the Netherlands has been thrown out of his party for describing homosexuality as “abnormal”.

Jamal Nouhi, a Labour councillor for Breda City Council, made the comments in response to calls from the Human Rights Watch for Morocco to “stop prosecuting and jailing people for their intimate behaviour with other consenting adults,” following the conviction of several men.

Writing on his Facebook page, Nouhi said: “Promote everything abnormal until it becomes normal, as

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Vine’s most popular user apologises for calling HIV a ‘fag’ disease

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A popular user of social video Vine has apologised, after he insisted HIV was a “gay thing” and screamed the homophobic slur “fag”.

16-year-old Nash Grier, who has 8.3 million followers on the site, came under fire for the April video earlier this week.

The video – which has since been deleted – starts with a clip from an HIV awareness campaign. The clip says: “Get tested for HIV. It’s not a gay thing.”

The video then cuts to Grier, who shouts: “Yes it is! FAG!”

Promoting a false stereotype that HIV only affects gays to his millions of teen fans is extremely dangerous. https://t.co/W6X9MUrgUK

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Shia LaBeouf enters rehab after calling police officer ‘fag’

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US actor Shia LaBeouf has entered rehab just days after reportedly hurling homophobic abuse at police.

X17online reports the actor was yesterday photographed entering a treatment facility in Hollywood. He was carrying the Alcoholics Anonymous Big Blue Book, according to a photographer.

Last week the 28-year-old Transformers star screamed at officers:

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