Bully Ray, Professional Wrester, Apologizes After Engaging In Anti-Gay Rant Towards Chicago Fan

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Professional wrestler Bully Ray is feeling the heat in the blogosphere after footage of him engaging in an anti-gay rant directed at a Chicago fan surfaced.

In the video clip, the wrestler -- whose real name is Mark LoMonaco -- is heard to shout at the specator, "You invented fags, you fag!" The reigning TNA World Heavyweight Champion then continues, "You frickin' queer! You shave your frickin' chest."

After the altercation, which reportedly took place at an Impact Wrestling taping, Bully Ray took to Twitter:

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Had a very positive talk with the man I got into a verbal altercation with in Chicago.

Bully Ray
I personally apologized for my careless choice of words and my ignorance with regard to certain slurs I used.

As Towleroad points out, TNA's Dixie Carter noted on Twitter that Bully Ray's remarks "would not be tolerated" but offered no additional details.

The Bleacher Report's Christopher Olmstead noted, "I don't feel a suspension is in order, but TNA should toss some sort of a fine his way. If Ray is smart, he will do his best to keep himself out of the negative light for the time being."

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