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Fans Tackle Johnson for Antigay Slurs


More than 10,000 fans of the National Football League have signed an online petition urging the Kansas City Chiefs to deactivate Larry Johnson for his use of antigay slurs on Twitter and in the locker room last week. The star running back is on the verge of breaking a team record.

Fans want to stop Johnson, who is due to return from a suspension on Monday, before he can surpass a team rushing record set by Priest Holmes, according to Fox News.

"We are asking you, as fans of this team, this organization, and of the pride that this city has in the Chiefs, please deactivate Larry Johnson," reads the petition, according to Fox News. "Please do not let his name sit atop the all-time rushing leaders in Kansas City Chiefs history. He needs a mere 80 yards to surpass Priest. He doesn't deserve that opportunity."

Johnson was suspended and fined $315,000 last month after he used antigay slurs against a Twitter user and journalists in the team locker room. He apologized for the incidents.

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