People for the last time, think before you type….
Adelaide United defender Antony Golec has avoided sanction after admitting posting a “foolish” homophobic slur against a referee on a social networking website.
Golec was told by Adelaide United on Monday his contract would be terminated if he transgressed again.
The 21-year-old used Twitter to attack A-League referee Ben Williams while he was controlling Melbourne Victory’s home match against Brisbane Roar on Saturday night.
Williams made several controversial calls in the 2-2 draw, including sending off two Victory players.
Golec initially tweeted “Ben Williams worst referee ever” before a subsequent homophobic message attacked Williams.
Golec said the final comment was meant as a private message to his brother but was mistakenly placed on his general page.
“As a consequence, the Twitter was read by people to whom I never intended to publish what was a private exchange in which I attempted to be humorous,” Golec read from a prepared statement on Monday.
“I accept without reservation what I did was foolish and that as a consequence Ben Williams has every right to feel insulted and aggrieved.
“I unreservedly apologise to Ben.