AP Corrects Itself for Calling Nets Jerseys 'Gay'
BY Lucas Grindley
March 23 2014 4:17 PM ET
In one of the more unbelievable corrections to be issued by a media organization, the Associated Press apologized on Sunday for calling the Brooklyn Nets's new jerseys "gay" instead of gray.
Deadspin first took note of the error, which is really unfortunate given that the NBA's first openly gay player in history, Jason Collins, now plays for the Nets.
The correction read:
"In a March 22 story about the Brooklyn Nets' victory over Boston, The Associated Press mischaracterized the alternate jersey the Nets debuted. It is gray, not gay."
The AP was trying to give its readers the following news on sports fashion:
"The Nets debuted an alternate gray, short-sleeve, V-neck home jersey with Brooklyn across the chest in blue lettering. They'll sport the new look during four more games at Barclays."
Meanwhile, Collins recently revealed that he's already endured actual antigay harassment while on the court, with a slur thrown by an opposing player who Collins opted not to identify.