The Oklahoma high school basketball announcer who was caught on hot mic using the N-word has come forward and he’s blaming the incident on an illness.
On Friday afternoon, the announcer was busted calling players “f***ing n*****s” for kneeling during the national anthem before a game.
Hey @NFHSNetwork looks like you forgot to cut the Mic!!! "F****** N******" is the one that really got me!! Tell us how you really feel!! THIS IS WHY THEY KNEEL!!!@Migliorino_Nick @tohara_o @NHS_AthDept @gonormantigers pic.twitter.com/mmWQAecLaF
— Frankie Parks (@CoachFParks) March 12, 2021
After not being initially named, the announcer, Matt Rowan, issued a press release in which he blames his diabetes for making him “disoriented” which led him to hurl racist slurs at the players.
The announcer who made the racist statements is partially blaming it on low blood sugar. pic.twitter.com/6cTwIZdJZI
— Dylan Goforth (@DGoforth918) March 12, 2021
Of course, people on the internet weren’t buying his “sugar spike” excuse.
……..in the statement, Matt Rowan blames his racist comments and use of the n-word on type 1 diabetes. HE BLAMED RACISM ON HIS SUGAR SPIKE. pic.twitter.com/g8LzRjTiQX
— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) March 12, 2021
Ah yes, because as we all know, Type 1 Diabetes causes racism. https://t.co/mqtI3xiY7v
— Jason Kersey (@jasonkersey) March 12, 2021
ah yes, racism is a well-known symptom of diabetes https://t.co/kk9pcyEKhW
— Julia Poe (@byjuliapoe) March 12, 2021
"the diabetes made me do it" is the single funniest excuse for racism ever and it can never be topped https://t.co/HK14Xy0h5l
— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) March 12, 2021
Blaming your blatant racism on diabetes is something I did not see coming…. it’s pathetic
— Reese Gorman (@reeseg_3) March 12, 2021