Oxford City have sacked Lee Steele for posting a homophobic remark about openly gay rugby star Gareth Thomas on Twitter.
Yahoo News reports:
Oxford City striker Lee Steele made a remark on the social networking site about former Welsh rugby captain Gareth Thomas, who is currently appearing on Celebrity Big Brother.
Thomas announced he was gay in 2009 and Steele tweeted while watching the show that he “wouldn?t fancy the bed next to Gareth Thomas #padlock my a**e”.
Oxford City manager Mike Ford said they had no option but to dismiss the striker.
“On this occasion Lee’s had to pay for his error of judgement,” he said.
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