Gay card played on Mundine
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!.