Anthony Edwards Encourages LGBTQ Fans to Attend Minnesota Timberwolves’ Pride Night
“Come and support… what I did is behind us. It’s all love’: Anthony Edwards encourages LGBTQ fans to attend the Minnesota Timberwolves’ Pride Night game on Wednesday after getting in hot water over anti-LGBTQ comments four months ago
Minnesota Timberwolves star Anthony Edwards has encouraged fans to attend the team’s LGBTQ night on Wednesday, months after he got into hot water after making derogatory comments about the LGBTQ community on social media.
Edwards was initially fined $40,000 by the NBA for posting a homophobic Instagram clip calling a group of shirtless men “queer a**n****s.” He has since apologized for his comments, insisting he is “working to get better” and will “do whatever it takes to make it right.”
He is now encouraging members of the LGBTQ community to come to the Timberwolves’ annual Pride Night game, saying: “Come and support, you know what I did is behind us. It’s all love.’
Timberwolves’ Anthony Edwards (1) has encouraged fans to come to the team’s LGBTQ night
Edwards posted a clip on his Instagram of him filming a group of shirtless men making a homophobic comment while a woman overhears laughing
‘Just come back, man. Enjoy the game and I’ll put on a show for you guys.’
Edwards also said he is planning a project to positively impact the LBGTQ community with the help of the Timberwolves organization.
“We have something going on in Minnesota, me and my boys,” Edwards said. “We’re trying to figure it out and the team is helping me too.”
The 21-year-old has certainly lived up to his promise to mature and improve after the incident which will surely make the organization happy.
Minnosta’s organization and fan base will be even happier if Edwards could help the team add more wins to improve on their 17-21 record, which is currently good enough for 11th place in the Western Conference.
Edwards is currently averaging 24 points, five rebounds and 3.6 assists for the season.
The Pride Night game took place on Wednesday against the Portland Trailblazers.
Edwards has since apologized on his Twitter account, calling comments “unacceptable”.
Edwards has shown signs of growth off the court and has continued to impress him in Minnesota
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