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Tyler Seguin apologizes for tweeting homophobic slur

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Bruins forward Tyler Seguin has apologized for using a homophobic slur in a tweet about a music video by Boston rapper Slaine. “Last night I made an insensitive comment which I sincerely regret,” @tylerseguin92 tweeted Tuesday. “It was my mistake and I want to apologize to those who were offended.” Monday night, the 21-year-old forward tweeted a link to the video, which apparently features a couple of Seguin's friends. He quickly deleted the post and tweeted an apology: “You know when your half asleep and say or write something without thinking twice or realizing what you said. Apologies on last tweet. Gnight.” Seguin’s tweet did not escape the gaze of Patrick Burke, president of the You Can Play Project, which has partnered with the NHL to address homophobia in the sport. Burke said he and Seguin will have a chat soon. “Tyler made a mistake. He apologized. He’s going to sit with us and talk about exactly why it’s a mistake, then we’ll all move on,” Burke tweeted Tuesday. Meanwhile, a Bruins spokesman had this to say: “The Bruins are aware of Tyler’s remarks and have addressed the matter internally. We will have no further comment on the subject.”

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