Washington Wizards Wiki page hacked, refers to Jason Collins as “faggot”

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The Washington Wizards Wikipedia was hacked and saw changes made to the page, including calling openly gay athlete Jason Collins a “faggot.”

According to the page, it reads, “The 2012-13 Washington Wizards season is the 52nd season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA), and the 40th in the Washington, DC area. Jason Collins was on this team. He just revealed he is a faggot!”

Collins became the first openly gay athlete in any major American sports league after he published a first-person essay in Sports Illustrated last week to come out.

The 34-year-old athlete has received a fair amount of criticism from ESPN Magazine writer Chris Broussard, referring to Collins’ coming out as “an open rebellion to God” to the numerous anti-gay tweets that call for “killing” the NBA star.

The Wiki page has since been updated with, “He was the first active male professional athlete to come out as gay.”

Collins has received support from many of his peers as well as politicians including President Obama as well as inspiring many Americans such as a Wisconsin-based writer to come out.

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