Hogan apologised after he was sacked by WWE officials on Friday (24Jul15) amid the controversy, and he took to Twitter.com on Saturday (25Jul15) his thanks to family, friends and fans for knowing who he "really is".

The message reads, "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 (sic)".

The reality TV star, real name Terry Bollea, was also supported by former basketball star Dennis Rodman, who tweeted there "wasn't a racist bone" in Hogan's body.