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Hulk Hogan Thanks Family And Supporters Following Row Over 'Racist' Remarks

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Hulk Hogan thanked fans and fellow WWE stars for their support after he was removed from the WWE's website on Friday morning due to racist remarks. The Hall of Famer turned to Twitter and expressed his gratitude to all who defended him.

Hogan was involved in a controversy that claimed that the 12-time WWE world champion went into a series of racist tirades against her daughter's beau. The 61-year-old WWE superstar apologized for his "unacceptable" behavior and said he was disappointed with himself.

"Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation," said Hogan. "It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it and I apologize for having done it."

Hogan's lawyer David Houston confirmed that Hogan officially resigned from the WWE, contrary to the organization's claim that it had removed Hogan, along with all his videos and photos from the group's site. Hogan is also nowhere to be found in the online Hall of Fame after his profile was removed.

"He decided to resign from WWE because he didn't want to put them or his family through this," stated Houston.

The WWE, for its part, reiterated that Hogan was fired.

Tech Times earlier reported the organization had already terminated its contract with Hogan, reiterating the "WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."

Amid the controversy, fans also turned to Twitter and expressed support for the wrestling legend.

"@HulkHogan my thoughts and prayers are with you. You have my full support one love brother," tweeted Brandon Hall (@holiwood31).

"@HulkHogan I don't believe you're a racist. Hulk, put your faith in God & he get you through this ordeal. Trust in God & stay strong," tweeted Randy Bunt (@BUNTRANDY).

"@HulkHogan I think you're a good guy brother And what happened just a misunderstanding," tweeted DJAmel (@MSuTDjAmEl).

Fellow wrestler Mick Foley also had something to say to Hogan: "My heart truly hurts for @HulkHogan. I firmly believe he's a very good person who made a very bad mistake. Pulling for you, brother!," said Foley over Twitter.

Hogan responded to the tweets and said, "Thank you to all my friends, family and business partners for all your love and support, you guys know who I really am and I love u 4 that. HH."

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