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Foul-Mouthed Joakim Noah Needs Hefty Fine For Hurling “Faggot” At Fans

May 23, 2011

Until this weekend I had never heard of Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah.  I am sure there are a number of others around the nation who were also introduced to this sports figure in the same way I was.  With no class or self-pride Joakim Noah put himself into the headlines.

Too often over the past months we have been confronted with members of the sports world hurling obscenities and slurs at gay people.  The term ‘faggot’ rolls off some tongues, and is used so carelessly, that it is obvious it was not a slip, as much as just another time to use the damaging term.

There should be no acceptance of this choice of words from Joakim Noah.  In addition, there should be no allowance from the public for this word usage.  Not in school, not at home, not all the mall….no where.  Period.

If a white basketball player had turned around and used the same opening cuss words and then followed if up with the ‘n’ word the entire nation would come unglued….and rightly so!

That same level of outrage needs to be registered against Joakim Noah for his use of “faggot”.

Joakim Noah should have known better just on a human level, and then with certainty after the other matters which have taken place both in the NBA, and with other sports personalities.

As such, there needs to be a larger penalty against Joakim Noah for this slur against gay people than was leveled agaisnt Kobe Bryant over the same issue.  There can be no turning back by the NBA, or others organized sports, from rooting out the lowest common denominator behavior from professional athletes who get paid millions to play a game and become heroes to young people.

Joakim Noah, like it or not, becomes a role model when he steps out on the basketball court, and should act like it.  If Joakim Noah is not up to the task then he can get a job somewhere else.   Until then he needs to understand that the word ‘faggot’ is unacceptable, and be forced to pay a steep price for using it.

One Comment
  1. May 24, 2011 2:33 AM

    Lol! that was fun. I just watched the video on youtube and i was like WOW! how ironic that HE called a guy gay. yay!

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