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Anchor Fired Over Anti-Gay Tweet

Anchor Damian Goddard was fired over an anti-gay comment on twitter.

Sports Newser reports:

Rogers Sportsnet host Damian Goddard was fired Wednesday, one day after chiming in on the Sean Avery/Todd Reynolds gay marriage controversy.

Reynolds, a hockey agent, called out New York Ranger Sean Avery for his support of gay marriage.

Goddard tweetted on his personal Twitter account.

Rogers Sportsnet says Goddard’s departure had nothing to do with his stand againts gay marriage in an article for The Star:

After a spate of tweets in support of a hockey agent’s stand against gay marriage, Rogers Sportsnet moved Wednesday to fire on-air host Damian Goddard.

Sportsnet suggested in a release that their problems with Goddard did not start with his decision to share his political views online.

?Mr. Goddard was a freelance contractor and in recent weeks it had become clear that he is not the right fit for our organization,? the sports broadcaster’s communications director, Dave Rashford, said in a short statement.