Hoboken PBA pres., Rutherford mayoral hopeful, not facing discipline over alleged Rapinoe slur


Hoboken Policemen’s Benevolent Association President Marc Marsi, a Republican candidate for mayor in the Borough of Rutherford, is not currently facing any discipline over a Facebook post where he allegedly used a sexist slur to describe U.S. Women’s soccer star Megan Rapinoe.

Hoboken PBA President/Rutherford mayoral candidate Marc Marsi. Facebook photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

Last week The Record reported that Marsi had created friction with his running mates after writing a Facebook comment that referred to Rapinoe, who got in a Twitter feud with President Donald Trump over protesting the national anthem, by “a sexist slur.”

The Facebook post, which has since been deleted, included a comment from a profile that featured Marsi’s image and name that called Rapinoe “a piece of s***” and added that he was glad the soccer team “benched the unpatriotic c***.”

According to Hoboken Police Chief Kenneth Ferrante, the story did not provide enough details to warrant an investigation.

“At this time, there is no investigation open as nothing has been sent to us, no complaint has been made and there is nothing concrete in that news article that would prove a violation as we have not seen the comments, and don’t know if it was from a text exchange, direct message, or public posting,” he told HCV in an email.

“If a complaint comes forward, it will be investigated immediately.”

Upon receiving copies of the screenshots in question, Ferrante said that they would be forwarded to the Hoboken PD’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

While Marsi, who has not confirmed or denied writing the post in question, could not be reached for comment on Thursday, he told The Record last week that “I have strong feelings for anyone kneeling for the flag.”

“I’ll defend to the death their right to do it, but I think its unpatriotic and completely out of place for [someone] who’s wearing a uniform for the United States of America.”

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  1. Gee, he didn’t threaten the anti-American classless cur or anything.
    He should be careful in his decorum. He doesn’t lose his political speech rights just because he dislikes a public figure’s anti-American posture. So, in the end, just another example of the pc totalitarian demand control over opinion.

    • Do Tiffany and Jen know you think of calling Rapinoe “a piece of s***” and “unpatriotic c***” as nothing more than free speech?

  2. Marc is a Republican, he believes in a conservative ideology for running government, debate him on those ideas, not on some silly facebook post. Kneeling for the flag if offensive, he has the right to opine against it. Personally, I believe if we had more people with Marc’s view of how to run a government in government it would be a better place to live.

    • There needs to be an adult discussion. Kneeling respectfully for personal reasons is an adult expression of protest. Thoughts about it can be discussed by people of good will. Calling someone a c*** or piece of s*** pretty much excludes you from serious consideration.

    • Wow, I’ll remember never to use you as an attorney !
      How would you like it if some one called your real estate agent wife Judy the C-word?
      Please be clear so we know to avoid you and ever give you business!

  3. Well, if she were to act in a way that deserved that description then you get what you give but my wife, unlike me, never voices opinions online and you use of her name is just wrong, I mean really, did you not even wince a bit before using her name to condemn me. Horrible me for liking Marc. I will not condemn Marc for saying some bad words. I mean this is Hoboken and this is the real world. So to get it straight, any individual who likes another individual who happens to describe other people using the “c” word is some that you would avoid. Like if you saw me in ShopRite you would scurry down a lane to avoid me, and If you saw me on Washington Street you would cross the street and hide in a store until I pass. Hmmm, sounds like a life of courage. And guess what I signed my name, you did not, who are you. Its only words, vulgar words, but not voting for someone because of their words is exactly the point of elections, don’t vote for him. But the fact that you would avoid me, never mind not giving me business, is just a little bit over the top. I do not like Trump, I happen to respect Marc even though he likes Trump. I mean does your world collapse upon hearing such words, for me, no collapse. But to somehow think that bringing my wife into your post is a not a despicable, unethical, low brow act is a moral lapse on your anonymous self, and if only the strongest words could accurately describe the kind of person that would anonymously do such a thing and if that word began with a C then you know that you deserve it.

  4. “We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty. We must remember always that accusation is not proof and that conviction depends upon evidence and due process of law. We will not walk in fear, one of another. We will not be driven by fear into an age of unreason, if we dig deep in our history and our doctrine, and remember that we are not descended from fearful men – not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes that were, for the moment, unpopular.”

  5. I mean I sign my own name, you people don’t, so there is that, but to now bring in my mother, it’s so funny, and to call me a clown, what a perfect pejorative insult. Unlike Cyrano, I cannot think of a deep but witty comeback But if I were not a clown, inviting the vituperation of the faceless bully throwing stones in a crowd, then on this Rainy Day, I would take solace in the words of Bob Dylan:

    Well, they’ll stone ya when you’re trying to be so good
    They’ll stone ya just a-like they said they would
    They’ll stone ya when you’re tryin’ to go home
    Then they’ll stone ya when you’re there all alone
    But I would not feel so all alone
    Everybody must get stoned