Broadcaster apologizes for using slur on air during NCAA tourney game
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."
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:
Karnowski later tweeted that he accepted Catalon’s apology:
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
Mr. @AndrewCatalon has just apologized in my person and I really appreciate it! But the most important thing right now is we have this W!
— Przemek Karnowski (@PKarnowski) March 21, 2014