“I am deeply sorry” Kyrie Irving issues heartfelt apology following his suspension over anti-Semitic post
The Brooklyn Nets star, Kyrie Irving, has been in the headlines following a controversial social media post. It resulted in his suspension from the team for at least five games without pay for his “failure to disavow” anti-Semitism. It didn’t go well with his fans as well. Irving has received a tremendous amount of backlash ever since then.
Statement from the Brooklyn Nets pic.twitter.com/699px8XYpx
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) November 4, 2022
He has denied facing the team in the media session to give an official statement regarding the issue, instead kept arguing that it was just a post about a random movie that he didn’t make. So he shouldn’t be held responsible for it, Irving implied. But things don’t work like that when you’re a world-renowned player whom people look up to.
The 30-year-old player has finally put his pride aside and released a statement seeking an apology from those whom he hurt. He recognized the fact that it might trigger a big portion of his admirers. Irving said on Instagram, “To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize. I initially reacted out of emotion to being unjustly labeled Anti-Semitic, instead of focusing on the healing process of my Jewish Brothers and Sisters that were hurt from the hateful remarks made in the Documentary.”
Kyrie Irving statement: “To All Jewish families and Communities that are hurt and affected from my post, I am deeply sorry to have caused you pain, and I apologize.” pic.twitter.com/3dYRHXnIEm
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) November 4, 2022
The statement came just a few hours after the Nets suspended him. Do you think this is just a tactic to bounce back to the team? you are not alone if you do. The majority of the netizens deny taking this as a genuine apology from the player. Let us know your take on this issue in the comment section below!
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