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Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 02/06/2012

Roland Martin’s Superbowl tweets anger GLAAD

The Superbowl is known for sparking arguments on everything from the final score down to the tailgating snacks. Now the ads are no exception, considering CNN journalist Roland Martin landed himself into trouble with the gay rights group GLAAD for his tweets during the game.


Journalist Roland Martin attends the 2010 Keep A Child Alive's Black Ball at the Hammerstein Ballroom on September 30, 2010 in New York City. (Stephen Lovekin - GETTY IMAGES)
After the David Beckham H&M underwear commercial ran, Martin tweeted , “If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!”

Martin then said: “@glaad @CNN well you’re clearly out of touch and clueless with what I tweeted. Way to assume, but you’re way off base.”

His explanation however didn’t sit well with GLAAD, later issuing a statement asking CNN to fire Martin.

Their statement also mentioned that Martin called out Patriots outside linebacker Brandon Spikes for wearing his pink “lucky suit” earlier in the day.

He also tweeted, “Who the hell was that New England Patriot they just showed in a head to toe pink suit? Oh, he needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass.”

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