Gay card played on Mun­dine

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - MICK'S PICKS - PETER GLEE­SON

GAY and trans­gen­der peo­ple will join young women car­ry­ing the round cards for the up­com­ing box­ing match be­tween Jeff Horn and An­thony Mun­dine.

Pro­mot­ers claimed the move is a hu­man rights is­sue and box­ing needs to “get with the times when it comes to in­clu­sion”.

How­ever, the move will also box Mun­dine into a cor­ner, af­ter his ear­lier ho­mo­pho­bic com­ments.

Pro­moter Dean Lon­er­gan said the bold move will only pro­ceed if Mun­dine agreed — but if he doesn’t “it will show he is still a bigot”.

“If he’s se­ri­ous about turn­ing over a new leaf, this will be wa­ter off a duck’s back,’’ Mr Lon­er­gan said.

Mun­dine apol­o­gised af­ter he made anti-gay com­ments on TV show I’m A Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!.

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