Rogers Sportsnet host Damian Goddard was fired Wednesday, one day after chiming in on the Sean Avery/Todd Reynolds gay marriage controversy.
Reynolds, a hockey agent, called out New York Ranger Sean Avery for his support of gay marriage.
“I completely and whole-heartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage,” Goddard said in a tweet.
But if you ask Rogers Sportsnet, Goddard’s departure had nothing to do with his tweet.
“Mr. Goddard was a freelance contractor and in recent weeks it had become clear that he is not the right fit for our organization,” said Dave Rashford, director of communications for Rogers Sportsnet. “As this is a confidential personnel matter, we will not be commenting further except to say that views expressed by Mr. Goddard on Twitter are his own and do not reflect the views of Rogers or Rogers Sportsnet.”