The offensive tweet about McLeod was posted after McLeod won gold in the 110-metre hurdles at the Rio Olympics on Tuesday night. Lasco Jamaica’s twitter account posted “Goldfish” in response to the question. In Jamaica, “fish” is a derogatory term to describe homos*xual men.
Lasco later said “We wish to sincerely apologize to our fans, friends, customers, consumers, partners, Jamaicans and everyone for this terrible act. Most importantly, we issue our sincerest apologies to Mr. Omar McLeod,” Lasco said in a statement posted to its social media platforms.