CFL player Christion Jones cut for anti-gay tweet

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The Canadian Football League’s Edmonton Eskimos cut a player on Sunday, a day after he posted an anti-gay tweet.

Receiver and return man Christion Jones was released for tweeting, “Man ain’t supposed to be with a man. A women is not suppose to be with another women.”

The Eskimos released a statement distancing themselves from Jones’ words.

“We stand by the LGBTQ2+ community and firmly condemn the language used by Christion Jones. There is no place for such commentary on our team. Jones has been released from the roster,” the team’s statement said.

The CFL also released a statement on the matter.

“We in the CFL hold high the Diversity Is Strength banner,” the CFL’s statement said. “Our league makes no claim on perfection but it does strive to be inclusive, to accept and indeed celebrate our differences, and to respect and honor human rights. There is no place in our league for commentary that disparages people on the basis of their religion, race, gender or sexual orientation. As Pride Month continues, we stand with the LGBTQ+ community. We all need to say no to hate and yes to love.”

Jones, who played his college football at Alabama, initially defended his tweet. But after he was released he issued an apology.

13 responses to “CFL player Christion Jones cut for anti-gay tweet

  1. In this day and age, when so many people think it is ok to destroy your life for having a different opinion than the elites, you may as well stand by what you say. At least that way you won’t appear to be wishy washy. Stand up for what you believe in folks or keep your mouths shut.

  2. I’m so tired of the way society is headed. Getting fired because of something you say on your own time. Ridiculous. I hate our society. And the world.

  3. parkercantlose says:
    June 29, 2020 at 1:07 pm
    I’m so tired of the way society is headed. Getting fired because of something you say on your own time. Ridiculous. I hate our society. And the world.

    I too hate society, but am instead hopeful based on the direction it is headed. Free Speech isn’t free from reaction and bad outcomes, just free from government response.

  4. Wow. Nothing like getting fired from your job because you use your right to freedom of speech on your OWN TIME. Before too long, we won’t be able to think or say anything that isn’t politically correct. Pathetic and embarrassing, really.

  5. But if he said Man should be with man we’d be “told” about the talent this guy has and an NFL should sign him.

  6. Social media is becoming a minefield.
    Freedom of speech can only protect you so much, but there are limits to it in this day and age.

  7. I think people get confused over freedom of speech. You have the freedom to say anything you want. That freedom does not protect you from repercussions though. He’s free to speak his mind. Others are free to voice the opinion that they agree with him. But, if you do share ideas that are negative or hateful, you are not protected from your freedom of speech.

  8. Total B.S. He spoke his mind and did not use any offensive words or called anyone a name. This is a total injustice and he is correct. I hope he ends up in a better place.

  9. “Nothing like getting fired from your job because you use your right to freedom of speech on your OWN TIME.”

    This was always true. There are always limits to what you can say if you work in a very public business. Freedom of speech in the Bill of Rights grants the freedom to have speech not be controlled by the GOVERNMENT; has nothing to do with private business. There has ALWAYS been consequences of speech, particularly this type of speech, which is his personal opinion on an issue that legislatures and courts have ruled in his and many countries is a legally protected right.

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