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Torrey Smith

NFL Player Fires Off Homophobic Slur

1/3/2014 10:32 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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10:50 AM PT -- Torrey is standing his ground ... tweeting, "I wasn't being offensive nor am I homophobic not apologizing or taking it down."
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With the Chris Kluwe gay controversy raging, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith has thrust himself into the mix by hurling a homophobic slur in public.

Smith just posted a photo on Instagram featuring a man wearing pink flowery socks ... along with the caption, "Look at this queen."

Seriously.

0103-torrey-smithInteresting timing, considering Kluwe says he was blackballed from the NFL for crusading against gay hatred -- like this -- and pushing for equality.

Of course, it ain't the first time an NFL star has used a homophobic slur in public -- just last year, 49ers defensive star Chris Culliver came under serious fire after saying he wouldn't play with a gay teammate because he's not into "that sweet stuff."

We've reached out to Torrey's rep -- so far, no word back.

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MiamiAl    

All we hear is, Radio Ga-Ga, Radio Goo-Goo...

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Obama SUCKS    

Who wants to hang with "Butt Pirates"?

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Obama SUCKS    

Who wants to hang with "Butt Pirates"?

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Lalachanel5    

Epic fail TMZ... since when is "queen" a homophobic slur? Also it's kind of hypocritical since I hear the TMZ staff joke on the tv show about each others sexuality ALL THE TIME!!!!

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SlowNewsDay    

His brother is being a little princess in those socks. You've heard that phrase before, right TMZ? Would that have been more politically correct for you?

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