Taylor Fritz explains after wrongly supporting a derogatory exchange with a UFC fighter

American tennis star Taylor Fritz was forced to explain why he deliberately liked homophobic postings on social media after appearing to endorse a UFC fighter's tirade during Gay Pride Month.

Taylor Fritz

American tennis player Taylor Fritz was compelled to clarify his unintentional liking of homophobic posts on social media after seeming to support a UFC fighter’s rant on Gay Pride Month.

When fans found out last week that Fritz had liked a derogatory Twitter exchange with former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland on homosexuality, they were shocked.

Strickland first posted: “How did the gays get an entire f****ng month? Could you picture [George] Washington seeing Pride Month? “Is this to honor the war of independence? The men who died. Umm, no, actually, there is a day for that. It’s actually to honor two dudes.”

American entrepreneur and author Nima Yamini then replied: “If the founding fathers would wake up, they’d press the reset button.”

Fritz later admitted on Twitter that he liked Yamini’s answer to Strickland’s homophobic tirade, which angered his followers.

However, Fritz took to social media on Tuesday to deny that he liked the post intentionally, stating that he had just happened to like it while browsing Strickland’s account.

Fritz wrote: “Holy s**t, I just got sent this and had a heart attack. I didn’t purposefully like this; I was looking at Stricklands’ profile a couple of days ago because of all the news he was in while in Vegas. I accidentally liked that while scrolling through the replies but wow, I just want to make it clear to anyone who doesn’t know me: I don’t stand for any of this and if you look at my likes, it is either all gaming/tennis things. I would never do that on purpose.”

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Taylor Fritz in 2024

Taylor Fritz

10 - 2win/loss

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26 year old
2024 Highlights

Currently the world no.10, Taylor played his last match on the 19th of February when he beat world no.14 Tommy Paul 6-2 6-3 in the final in Delray Beach to win his 8th career title.

This season the American has achieved a compiled 10-2 win-loss record. The American has won 1 title in Delray Beach.

Fritz will compete next in Acapulco (Abierto Mexicano Telcel). He will start the tournament from the main draw that will commence on the 26th of February.

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