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Roland Martin gestures during a news segment, Friday, May 14, 2010, in Washington. --AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)


NEW YORK (AP) - CNN is suspending political analyst Roland Martin for tweets during the Super Bowl that the network said were "offensive" and that some critics said were anti-gay.

Martin commented on Twitter about a commercial during the Super Bowl that showed soccer star David Beckham in underwear: "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him."

The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation said the remark advocated violence against gays. Martin said he was making a joke about soccer.

CNN said Wednesday that Martin's remarks were "regrettable and offensive" and he will not be on air "for the time being."

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