Seguin's 'no homo' tweet ignites firestorm

Boston Bruins' Tyler Seguin celebrates winning goal by teammate David Krejci during third period...

Boston Bruins' Tyler Seguin celebrates winning goal by teammate David Krejci during third period NHL hockey action against Montreal Canadiens in Montreal, Feb. 6, 2013. (REUTERS/Christinne Muschi)

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The Boston Bruins’ Tyler Seguin realized just how permanent a tweet can be.

After watching the music video to Nothin' But Business (feat. BR & V Knuckles) by Boston rapper Slaine, the 21-year-old aired his thoughts on the song.

“Just listened to the song in my bed. Gave me goosebumps no homo. My roommate and boy have some skills @freddybender @KnucklesNBS,” he posted to his Twitter account Monday night.

Poorly timed, given the National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association partnered with You Can Play, an organization dedicated to stamping out homophobia in sports, earlier this month.

The tweet upset some of his followers.

Still, You Can Play’s founder, Patrick Burke, tried to calm the tempest by tweeting, “Is it the end of the world? No. And I’m sure he’s already regretting it. All that’s going to happen is some education from us. No discipline.”

Seguin’s initial tweet, which was deleted, was followed by an apology.

“You know when your (sic) half asleep and say or write something without thinking twice or realizing what you said. Apologies on last tweet. Gnight.”

The Bruins have not issued a statement, but one their blueliners, Zdeno Chara, is an advocate for You Can Play, and might offer the young Seguin some sage advice.


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