Miami Heat’s Meyers Leonard recently landed himself in hot water after he used an anti-Semitic slur while streaming Call Of Duty on Twitch. It seems Leonard will now face the consequences of his actions.
Leonard took to Instagram, where he apologized for what Leonard said, admitting that ignorance of the history behind the slur used was not a valid excuse.
“I am now more aware of its meaning and I am committed to properly seeking out people who can help educate me about this type of hate and how we can fight it.
I acknowledge and own my mistake and there’s no running from something like this that is so hurtful to someone else.’
I promise to do better and know that my future actions will be more powerful than my use of this word.”
While speaking to TMZ Sports, the Miami Heat revealed that they vehemently condemned what Leonard said and took action against Leonard as they officially announced that he will be on indefinite leave.
“The Miami HEAT vehemently condemns the use of any form of hate speech. The words used by Meyers Leonard were wrong and we will not tolerate hateful language from anyone associated with our franchise.
To hear it from a Miami HEAT player is especially disappointing and hurtful to all those who work here, as well as the larger South Florida, Miami HEAT and NBA communities. Meyers Leonard will be away from the team indefinitely. The Miami HEAT will cooperate with the NBA while it conducts its investigation.”
We can hope when Meyers Leonard returns, he will be a better person and never use hurtful slurs ever again.