Miami Heat player Meyers Leonard is under fire after being caught on video using an anti-Semitic slur.
The injured center was playing Call of Duty on a Twitch stream when he very clearly dropped the Jewish slur while trash-talking a fellow player.
During the exchange, Leonard says, “you f*cking k*** b*tch!”
Here is the video.
Meyers Leonard says racial slurs while playing CoD pic.twitter.com/WHwUnbV0pR
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After the comments were made, Leonard received a phone call and abruptly left the stream shortly after.
We can only guess who the phone call was from.
Last year, in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, Leonard was the lone Heat player to stand during the national anthem at the height of protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to speak out against racial injustice and police brutality.
Leonard said his decision was about supporting the military.
“Some of the conversations I’ve had over the past three days, quite literally, have been the most difficult,” he said at the time, according to ESPN. “I am with the Black Lives Matter movement and I love and support the military and my brother and the people who have fought to defend our rights in this country.”
His latest comments are certainly going to be raising even more eyebrows.
Leonard is currently recovering from season-ending shoulder surgery after appearing in just three games this season.