A host of the Seattle Seahawks’ pregame and postgame radio shows has been suspended indefinitely after he posted a tweet critical of Washington’s governor that mocked the transgender community.
Dori Monson was suspended by Bonneville Seattle because of a tweet that he sent during the gubernatorial debate between incumbent Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee and Republican challenger Loren Culp, according to the Seattle Times.
“Inslee: we follow science in WA,” wrote Monson. “The state where I could go to Olympia tomorrow and change my birth cert to say I was a girl on 10/2/61 HAHAHAHAHA.”
Monson, who has led game day coverage since 2002 on the network and has a weekly segment with coach Pete Carroll on a local radio station, has refused to comment on the matter.
A representative with Seattle Pride, an annual gay and transgender festival in the city, said they were pleased by Bonneville Seattle’s decision to suspend Monson.
“We appreciate the actions taken today by KIRO 97.3 FM and the Seattle Seahawks, and believe that suspending Dori Monson is a good first step, though we also ask Mr. Monson to issue a sincere apology and take actions to build empathy and understanding toward our transgender community,” said the representative.
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