Troy Aikman

WASHINGTON — Radio show hosts immediately challenged a former Redskins player Monday after he used an anti-gay slur to describe a one-time rival, the Washington Blade reported.

“I think Troy Aikman is a queer,” former defensive end Dexter Manley said during an interview with WTOP hosts Mike Moss and Bruce Alan.

Moss asked Manley if he was going to apologize, pointing out it is “really not an arena that we want to go in.”

Manley apologized, but WTOP Vice President of News Programming Jim Farley criticized his comments.

“We were shocked and stunned, and we apologize to our listeners that this happened on WTOP,” Farley told the Blade.

Farley also said WTOP will no longer invite Manley to appear in the radio station’s programming.