Vancouver Media Coverage of Lee Nguyen’s Tweet

Vancouver’s Metro newspaper covers a bit more of the Whitecaps’ reaction to and handling of Nguyen’s tweet yesterday, and includes some comments from a conversation with us as well.

Metro: Whitecaps condemn player’s ‘homophobic’ tweet

The Vancouver Sun also covered the incident, including some comments from the original post on our site.

Vancouver Sun: Whitecaps Lee Nguyen apologizes for homophobic slur

Hopefully everything else that comes from what happened continues to be positive, as we all work to learn together and keep homophobic language out of soccer.

One thing, however, that I took from both these articles that I hope we can express to the Whitecaps, is that this is not a time for social media education, it’s a time for inclusive language education.

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Posted on 02/14/2012, in Issues, MLS and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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