John M. Becker

Soccer MVP Mike Magee Spanks Heckler on Twitter For Anti-Gay Slur

Filed By John M. Becker | April 10, 2014 11:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living
Tags: anti-gay slur, athlete allies, casual homophobia, faggot, heckling, Mike Magee, pro-LGBT athletes, soccer, soccer player, Twitter, twitter troll

Here's a smile for your morning: Mike Magee, a 29-year-old soccer star for the Chicago Fire and 2013 Major League Soccer MVP, was heckled on Twitter on Sunday by a fan of an opposing team after he missed a penalty kick.

Twitter user @aaronfox72 taunted Magee, tweeting: "great penalty faggot, GO UNION."

This was Magee's response:

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Awesome, right? The only thing that could make this great story even better is the way the heckler reacted to being called out:

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Kudos to Aaron for owning and apologizing for his ignorant remark, and to Magee for his beautiful response to it. This is how we dismantle casual homophobia, folks -- one educational interaction at a time.

h/t: Joe. My. God.

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