World champion boxer Adrien Broner launches disgusting homophobic attack on gay men
Former four-division boxing world champion Adrien Broner has come under fire for uploading a video to his Instagram story in which he launched a tirade of vile homophobic abuse at gay people.
The video is believed to be directed at Andrew Caldwell, a viral internet star who rose to fame following his 'I am delivert' video back in 2014.
TMZ reports that Caldwell has persistently accused Broner of flirting with him, although the boxer vehemently denies these claims, stating it is Caldwell who has been sliding into the former champ's DMs.
This ongoing feud between the two men has now culminated in Broner posting a sickening rant on his Instagram story, in which he claims he would "shoot" a gay man "in the f***ing face". The video can be seen in its entirety below.
Warning: this video contains very offensive language
In the expletive-ridden video, the boxer says:
"If any f*g, punk ass n***a come run up on me, trying to touch me on all that gay s**t, 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 got my gun on me, I'm shooting you in the f**king face, and that's on God and them. I'm not playing with none of these n***as. I don't like gay s**t."
Broner has denied Caldwell's claims, posting an image on Instagram just yesterday which read: "[Caldwell] if you don't get out my inbox before I punch the testosterone out yo GAY ASS."
The caption to the post reads: "These n****s bold as f**k! I guess I don’t do enough gangsta s**t no more smh for respect you got to shoot a n***a get a n***a shot every week."
Broner's once-promising boxing career has been plagued by multiple run-ins with the law over the last few years.
The 29-year-old has recently been dealing with accusations of sexual battery and was reportedly issued with an arrest warrant days after his Las Vegas defeat back in January, ESPN reports.
Florida police were forced to search his whereabouts after he failed to turn up to court following a speeding incident.
TMZ claim that Caldwell is believed to be considering taking legal action against Broner.
Broner has won several world titles from junior lightweight to welterweight throughout his career, and is slated to headline a Showtime-televised card on April 21, facing former lightweight world titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. in a junior welterweight title elimination contest.
However, as a result of Broner's repeated legal disputes, a Showtime spokesperson told ESPN in a statement:
"We're very concerned about the reported behavior and will continue to monitor the situation, as well as potential repercussions for his scheduled fight."