Dwight Howard Quickly Deletes, Apologizes For #FreePalestine Tweet

NBA Star Dwight Howard Deletes #FreePalestine Tweet

Apparently NBA star Dwight Howard has some things to say about the conflict between Israel and Gaza. Well, kind of.

Over the weekend, the Houston Rockets center tweeted "#FreePalestine" then quickly deleted it. He followed that up with an apology comment that read, “Previous tweet was a mistake. I have never commented on international politics and never will.”

Was removing the tweet the right move? Howard was heavily criticized by the president of the Zionist Organization of America, who told TMZ Sports that he should be “publicly condemned” for the tweet. Others, including this Twitter user, thought the athlete had nothing to apologize for:

so dwight howard spent a day apologizing for tweeting "#FreePalestine." let's think about that for a minute. how warped is this world?!!!!

— ayiticheri (@djaspora) July 14, 2014

Either way, it seems Howard would prefer if we all forgot about the tweet as quickly as he deleted it.

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