Openly gay former US skater and NBC sports commentator Johnny Weir suffers a tirade of homophobic abuse on Twitter as viewers vent about him hosting the pre-game Super Bowl show.

Wearing a sparkly football themed costume, of blue rhinestones and matching face make up Johnny Weir, who retired from figure skating last year, certainly knows how to make a statement, however, his appearance has left many users of social media sending a torrent of homophobic abuse.

Who in the hell is this queer bate with Tara Lapinski on NBC Super Bowl coverage?…

— HutcH (@HutcHAmericanRN) February 1, 2015

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