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‘Super’ gay controversy ahead of the weekend’s big game

San Francisco 49ers

San Francisco 49er cornerback Chris Culliver found himself in a world of controversy ahead of this weekend's Super Bowl after saying that he would not embrace an openly gay teammate.

Culliver said earlier this week in a radio interview that he wasn't down with that “sweet stuff” when asked about the possibility of having of gay teammate.

The 49ers quickly released an apology on behalf of Culliver and, according to ESPN, Culliver himself apologized to reporters yesterday.

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GLAAD accuses CNN contributor of inciting violence against gay men

CNN's Roland MartinThe Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation is calling for the firing of CNN contributor Roland Martin for a series of apparent anti-gay messages posted to the social networking site Twitter during last night's Super Bowl.

Martin, sounding off on the H&M ad featuring soccer star David Beckham, wrote:

If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl

Martin has already apologized, via Twitter, of course, for the remarks, but not before posting more than a dozen explanations and replies saying he was “ripping on soccer,” not insulting gay men.