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Burnley striker Andre Gray’s homophobic tweets stir up a storm

By Will Stroude

Twitter finds Andre Gray’s four year old homophobic tweets and people weren’t happy.

Andre Gray has been under attack after some homophobic tweets were found from the football star four years ago.

In one of the tweets Gray wrote said that gays should ‘burn and die’, surfaced online just after the Burnley’s win over Liverpool in the premier league.

Searching the 25-year-old’s Twitter will show more tweets where Gray uses the term ‘gay’ in a negative way.

The full tweet written four years ago says: “Is it me or are there gays everywhere? #Burn #Die #MakesMeSick.” Which has since been deleted.


However, since the tweet circulated social media Gray has sent out an apology writing: ‘Firstly, I want to offer a sincere and unreserved apology’

‘The tweets were posted four years ago when I was a completely different person to the man I am now.’

‘To clarify, I do not hold the beliefs written in those tweets whatsoever.’

This isn’t the first time a celebrities tweets from the past have surfaced and shown them in a bad light.

But can we really judge someone on comments they made four years ago when they were a ‘completely different person’? Should we move on and accept that it was a mistake, knowing he doesn’t have those same beliefs anymore? Or should someone who is a role model and made homophobic comments have some kind of reprimand?

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