A tweet with an homophobic slur from Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane while watching Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs caused some controversy Thursday night.

As he has done frequently throughout the NBA playoffs, Kane was sharing his opinion of the action when he made a comment about a play made by Heat forward and former Toronto Raptor Chris Bosh. “Chris Bosh looked like a fairy going to the rim,” Kane tweeted.

When negative reaction began to come in, Kane reacted by tweeting “Man there's a lot of overly sensitive people on here. It's unreal how some of you on here turn absolutely nothing into something so wrong.”

But after speaking with Patrick Burke, founder of anti-homophobia organization You Can Play, Kane removed the offending tweet and offered an apology.

“Just spoke with Patrick Burke + @YouCanPlayTeam and would like to sincerely apologize for a tweet where I used a homophobic term. I made a mistake and will learn from this. I apologize to anyone I offended by my tweet and this will not happen again. #YouCanPlay”

Burke gave his version of events on Twitter as well.

“Since this appears to be ‘controversial’ to some of Twitter, yes Fairy is a gay slur. Fun part is for those doubting me, I’m at the NIKE LGBT Sports Summit so I just took a survey of 30 gay athletes and they agree.

“That said, it isn’t always commonly known and I genuinely believe Evander didn’t know the implications for gay people. I know for a fact Evander wrote his own apology (not always true of these apologies) and wants to make amends for his mistake.”