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Ospreys fine 'stupid' Phillips for homophobic tweet

Kristian Phillips admitted a recent homophobic tweet of his was ‘stupid,’ and accepted his fine by the Welsh club.
Nov 19th 2011, 2:29 PM 861 0

WELSH CLUB OSPREYS have announced that wing Kristian Phillips has been fined for using homophobic terminology on Twitter.

The 21-year-old has apologised for the posting and accepted full responsibility.

Speaking to the official Ospreys website, Phillips said: “I would like to apologise to anyone who may have been offended by the tweet in question.

“It was a stupid, throwaway comment that I made at the spur of the moment and no offence was intended whatsoever. However, with the benefit of hindsight, I realise how foolish I was to make that comment and can fully understand the offence that may have been caused.

“This incident has certainly taught me a lesson in how I conduct myself, and I have learnt the hard way to think before I tweet.

“The implications of even the smallest word can be massive, and it is easy for things to be misinterpreted. I would like to reassure people that it won’t happen again.”

In a statement, the Ospreys said: “As a result of the investigation, we are able to confirm that Kristian Phillips did post a tweet on November 7 via his personal account containing terminology likely to be construed as homophobic.”

For more information, check out the official Ospreys website here >

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