Channel Seven personality and Olympic swimmer Stephanie rice has apologised for a comment she made on her Twitter feed which has been branded as homophobic.
After the Wallabies’ win over the Springboks in South Africa on Saturday night, Ricetweeted; “Suck on that f**gots”, adding; “Probs the best game I’ve ever seen!! Well done boys.”
Rice has since removed the comment and apologised.
“I made a comment on Twitter last night in the excitement of the moment,” she told news.com.au.
“I did not mean to cause offence and I apologise. I have deleted it from the site.”
Former NRL player, openly gay Ian Roberts slammed her actions.
“She is an idiot and anyone who continues to endorse her as an athlete is an idiot as well,” he said.
“And I say that with a very sad tone in my voice. What a fool.”
Rice was signed by Seven following the Beijing Olympics for a reported $700,000, but so far her on-air appearances have included a 90 second appearance in Make Me a Supermodel, plus a guest appearance on Better Homes and Gardens.