Sunday Redskins game against Denver was admittedly not their finest hour. But when game analyst Aikman was called the gay slur on WTOP by Manley, it unleashed a social media firestorm.
During an appearance www.vikingsofficialonlineshop.com/Anthony_Barr_Jersey_Vikings on WTOP's morning show with Mike Moss and Bruce Alan, discussion of Washington's 45 21 loss to the Denver Broncos turned to the fact that Aikman, who won three Super Bowls with the rival Dallas Cowboys, was one of the commentators on the television broadcast.
"We were shocked, amazed at his comment," said WTOP VP and General Manager, Joel Oxley. "WTOP does not condone comments like that in any way, and we apologize to anyone who was offended by his comments."
Earlier in the interview, after forgetting Kyle Shanahan name, Manley mentioned his 2006 brain surgery, which he said left him disoriented.
Area fans are saying the name calling is inappropriate and wrong.
"Troy Aikman is a good guy for Dexter to say that, he just wasn't thinking," said Mark Rittenberg, Bethesda resident.
Dubbed the "Secretary of Defense," Manley won two Super Bowl titles with the Redskins during his 9 year career with the franchise. When reached by phone, Manley expressed remorse for his comment to ABC7.