GLADD replied back to Martin’s tweet, saying, “@rolandsmartin Advocates of gay bashing have no place at @CNN #SuperBowl #LGBT.”
Martin shot back: “@glaad @CNN well you’re clearly out of touch and clueless with what I tweeted. Way to assume, but you’re way off base.”
The political pundit wrote on Twitter Monday that he intended his original tweet to be a shot at soccer fans instead of the LGBT community.
“I made several cracks about soccer as I do all the time,” hesaid. “I was not referring to sexuality directly or indirectly regarding the David Beckham ad, and I’m sorry folks took it otherwise. It was meant to be a deliberately over the top and sarcastic crack about soccer; I do not advocate violence of any kind against anyone gay, or not.”
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