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Miami Dolphins

Condemn

Mike Wallace's Homophobic Tweet

4/29/2013 1:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0429_mike_wallace_getty_2Mike Wallace needs to learn how to RESPECT gay people ... so says the Miami Dolphins organization, which says it strongly condemns the comments made by their star receiver.

A rep for the NFL team tells TMZ ... the Dolphins took immediate action once they learned about Wallace's homophobic tweet, in which he condescendingly questions why Collins would want to "mess with other guys" when there are so many beautiful girls in the world.

The Dolphins tell us ..."Mike Wallace has apologized for his comments, and we have addressed the matter with him."

"Mike’s comments do not reflect the views of the Miami Dolphins. We believe in a culture of inclusiveness and respect, and any statements to the contrary are in no way acceptable to our organization."

"We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.”

Wallace has since deleted the tweet.

TMZ spoke with a rep for the NFL, who tells us the league office will review the situation -- and decide if the player will be fined or suspended.

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16.

Stina Marie    

Fined or suspended?!? For what, expressing his opinion. This is ridiculous, people are entirely too sensitive.

541 days ago
17.

tom p    

don't worry, he don't want your ugly ass.

541 days ago
18.

72183    

But what part of what he tweeted was homophobic? I fail to understand??? I don't think he is hateful. He just doesn't understand just like some of us can't! His tweet was innocent and I don't feel any hate from him! People just relax!

541 days ago
19.

JC    

Big Mouth when you are begging for Super Bowl 50 and millions from Tourists..... Not a SMART MOVE

541 days ago
20.

Queen.of.the.Obvious    

"We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.”
^^ LOL @ "individual CHOICES"...seems to me the Dolphins are letting you know exactly what's what...hahahaha

541 days ago
21.

gegeok    

That was just a simple question..... Can't even ask a freakin question before they jump all over his back calling him a homophobic person...

541 days ago
22.

I'm out :-/    

He did nothing wrong, nobody should be forced to accept immoral & unnatural Lifestyles!

541 days ago
23.

mugadoon    

All of you b*tching about Freedom of Speech... if it was a white man complaining about how he doesn't understand black men, or questioning why black men act they way they do, that would be racist. Gay people are gay because they were BORN THAT WAY, just like blacks were born black and whites were born white. What's there to understand?

541 days ago
24.

Common Sense    

It's his opinion!!! OMG... I support gays but when someone doesn't understand they just don't understand. You can't assume he's against he doesn't understand. I will never understand but we don't have too. We just have to support and want them to be happy.

541 days ago
25.

gegeok    

No.wonder the Celtics are weak in the middle!!! Hahaaaaa

541 days ago
26.

bjay    

Who will stand up for the heterosexual. Apparently, no one at TMZ.

540 days ago
27.

tgrfan42069    

"We will address the entire team about our policy of inclusion and make sure they all understand the importance of respecting individual choices.”

all the while not respecting mikes individual choice to speak out against it.

540 days ago
28.

noezwin    

This is not a homophobic remark. It's sad when u attempt to silence others who have different opinion. Homosexuality is wrong the natural design of the body bares this out. The female organ accommodates the male organ perfectly. The other body part is designed so that waste may exit the body. So homosexuality goes against the body natural design. Show one Dr just one that would disagree with the above statement. Miami you are wrong for not backing his right to have a different opinion rather you agree with it or not.

540 days ago
29.

tgrfan42069    

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20130201-47711.html#.UX7jicp1klV

in time this here will happen here as well.once you open the flood gates all of the unnormal unnatural people come out to play.

540 days ago
30.

mommyto1    

Ridiculous. There was nothing homophobic about his tweet. He didn't use the term f a g, or q uee r, etc.

540 days ago
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