Adrien Broner: American boxer threatens to shoot gay men in the face in vile homophobic rant

The American boxer has been involved in repeated controversies outside of the incident

Tom Kershaw
Wednesday 20 March 2019 15:52
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Four-weight world champion boxer Adrien Broner has threatened to shoot “any gay man that tries to touch him” in a rancid homophobic rant on social media.

The controversial American, whose career has repeatedly been blighted by brushes with the law, was last seen in the ring when being defeated by Manny Pacquiao in January.

Broner is alleged to have recorded the homophobic video on Instagram after being directly messaged by a man on the platform.

“If any punk a** n****r come run up on me, trying to touch me on all that gay s**t,” Broner said.

“I’m letting you know right now, if I ain’t got my gun on me, I’m knocking you the f**k out.

“If I’ve got my gun on me, I’m shooting you in the f*****g face. That’s on God. I ain’t playing with none of these n*****s. I don’t want that gay s**t.”

The incident adds another controversy to Broner’s chaptered series of antics, who had sexual battery charges against him dropped just days ago.

After going 26 fights undefeated at the beginning of his career and being hailed as the successor to Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view legacy, the Cincinatti-born boxer was thoroughly outclassed by Marcos Maidana in 2013.

Since then, Broner has lost three of his last 10 fights and laboured to a draw as events outside the ring have marred his career and concentration on the sport.

In October 2016, the boxer posted a number of alarming images on social media hinting at suicide before later being charged with misdemeanour battery for allegedly choking a waitress at a nightclub.

Six months later Broner was then arrested in Kentucky after driving an SUV riddled with bullet holes, before the 29-year-old was again arrested on misdemeanour sexual battery charges little over a year ago.

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