Riddick Bowe Congratulated Alexander Ovechkin For Coming Out Of The Closet, Which Is Nice But …

Former heavyweight champ Riddick Bowe made a booboo on Tuesday when he accidentally congratulated Alexander Ovechkin for coming out of the closet and being the NHL’s first openly gay player.

It was a really sweet gesture, except for the fact that Ovi is not gay. He’s engaged to Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko.

Bowe quickly covered his tracks while still expressing (limited) love for Alexander the Great.

It’s okay, champ. These things happen.

[The Big Lead]