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WWE Announcer Tweets Gay Slur, Deletes It

3/26/2011 5:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Less than two weeks after the WWE and GLAAD teamed up to say they were going to work together to curb homophobic slurs in wrestling, one of the WWE's top announcers tweeted one at a fellow announcer.

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Earlier today, Michael Cole simply tweeted one disgusting word towards fellow announcer Josh Mathews. Cole quickly took down the tweet and apologized, posting:

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The WWE and GLAAD announced a partnership on March 17 to try and put an end to bullying based on sexual orientation after a series of homophobic taunts was made by wrestler John Cena.

WWE said at the time: "WWE takes this issue very seriously, and has already spoken with our talent about these incidents. We are taking steps and working with GLAAD to ensure that our fans know that WWE is against bullying or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."

A rep for the WWE tells TMZ, "WWE has alerted GLAAD to the situation and spoken to Michael Cole about his post. He has removed it and apologized for using hateful language. Michael will be included in the training session being done by GLAAD. WWE takes this very seriously and is against discrimination of any kind based on sexual orientation, gender, race, religion or other."

A rep for GLAAD could not be reached for comment.

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Nostradamus    

eff political correctness

1217 days ago
2.

Tea Party Mom    

The F word exists for a reason.

1217 days ago
3.

Hello is anybody in there?    

Maybe they should not just crack down on Michael Cole for using it but everybody on youtube,twitter and everywhere in the internet for using it.

1217 days ago
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delightfullydelusional    

To be fair, Josh Mathews and Michael Cole are stupid ***gots.

1217 days ago
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steponme    

Michael Coel is a doughebag

1217 days ago
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Adonnarob@yahoo.com    

What is wrong with the word ***gots. People need to get a life.

1217 days ago
7.

Hello is anybody in there?    

TMZ loves to make nothing out of something. Stupid choose of words to make but don't try to blow it up to make the guy look like a homophobe .

1217 days ago
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ElfBoy    

The WWE'ers need to separate themselves from homosexuality due to all their gay orgies and if you think they don't happen, just wait and see.

1217 days ago
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bluorangefyre    

Maybe this will get him in trouble with Mr. McMahon. Then, after WM, McMahon comes out and screams at him, "Michael Cole... YOU'RE... FIRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRED!" And then Jim Ross screams on the microphone, "BAH GAWD KING, THAT MAN HAS A FAMILY! TELL ME WHY, YOU SONOFAB****, TELL ME WHY!"

1217 days ago
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ColeMiner     

Michael Cole ftw! f'yeah.

1217 days ago
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AH    

10.

TMZ loves to make nothing out of something. Stupid choose of words to make but don't try to blow it up to make the guy look like a homophobe .

Posted at 2:02 PM on Mar 26, 2011 by Hello is anybody in there?


*Something out of nothing????*

1217 days ago
12.

Demi    

Gotta love the " Freedom of speech " in this country

1217 days ago
13.

Hello is anybody in there?    

14# nothing out of something something out of nothing whatever

1217 days ago
14.

Ang    

what a ***

1217 days ago
15.

Lucky_130    

Everybody hates Michael Cole anyways. Just make him even more hated. Its what there going for.

1217 days ago
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