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Toronto TV host fired after tweets on Avery debate

TORONTO (AP) - A Toronto broadcaster has been fired after he posted on Twitter about the debate surrounding New York Rangers forward Sean Avery's support of same-sex marriage.

Damian Goddard was a host on Rogers Sportsnet. On Tuesday, he tweeted his support for hockey agent Todd Reynolds, who used Twitter to voice his opposition to Avery's position.

Goddard wrote: "I completely and whole-heartedly support Todd Reynolds and his support for the traditional and TRUE meaning of marriage."

In a statement, Sportsnet spokesman Dave Rashford says: "Mr. Goddard was a freelance contractor and in recent weeks it had become clear that he is not the right fit for our organization."