His tweet, in response to a invoice within the Minnesota legislature, pushed a debunked conspiracy idea about transgender and nonbinary kids.
INDIANAPOLIS — Former Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy apologized Saturday for a now-deleted tweet that many known as anti-LGBTQ+.
Dungy, who at the moment works as an NBC Sports activities soccer analyst, got here underneath fireplace earlier this week after he responded to a tweet concerning a proposed invoice in Minnesota that will require menstrual merchandise in boys’ bogs in faculties.
His tweet pushed a debunked conspiracy idea about transgender and nonbinary kids. He wrote that some faculties had been placing litter containers of their bogs to accommodate college students who determine as furries. This delusion has been broadly debunked, together with by PolitiFact in April of final 12 months.
Dungy posted an apology Saturday that stated, partially, “As a Christian, I need to be a power for like to everybody. A power for therapeutic and reconciliation-not for animosity.”
Dungy was again to work Saturday, serving to with NBC’s protection because the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs hosted the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium.
In accordance with Sports activities Illustrated, Dungy was scheduled to participate within the studio protection for the pregame and halftime exhibits with Maria Taylor and fellow analyst Jason Garrett.
Dungy was a former NFL defensive again. His first NFL head teaching gig was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1996. He stayed with the Buccs for six seasons earlier than he was relieved of his duties and subsequently employed by Indianapolis days later. He coached the Colts for seven years. Most notably, throughout that point he led the crew to Tremendous Bowl XLI, when the Colts beat the Chicago Bears.
Dungy was enshrined within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2016.