Broadcaster apologizes for using slur on air during NCAA tourney game
MAR 21, 2014 8:00p ET
It all happened when Oklahoma State fouled Gonzaga's Przemek Karnowski late in the game in an effort to reduce the team's deficit. Catalon called the strategy "Hack-A-Polack."
Karnowski is from Torun, Poland, and played in the country's top basketball league before attending Gonzaga.
Here's a video of the moment:
Gminiski quickly picked up on it and said, "Easy now."
Catalon laughed it off and said, "Oh, sorry."
He later apologized again on air, saying: "I made a comment earlier about Karnowski ... I apologize if people were offended."
Here's a video of his apology:
Catalon apologized again after the game, posting these two tweets:
I sincerely apologize for my poor choice of words and insensitive remark during the Gonzaga-Oklahoma St game.— Andrew Catalon (@AndrewCatalon) March 21, 2014
I am truly sorry and I have personally spoken and apologized to Przemek Karnowski, who was very gracious in accepting my apology.— Andrew Catalon (@AndrewCatalon) March 22, 2014
Karnowski later tweeted that he accepted Catalon's apology: