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.
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.”