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Hawaii coach attempts to apologize over Irish slur

In an attempt to calm the growing maelstrom enveloping him and his school, Hawaii head coach Greg McMackin has issued yet another rambling apology for the homosexual slur he uttered in reference to Notre Dame.

To recap, McMackin was speaking at the WAC media days earlier today and relayed a story about last year’s Hawaii Bowl versus the Irish.  The coach referred to a dance the Irish performed during a banquet before the game as a “little faggot dance“.

Needless to say, the comments aren’t sitting well with most anyone.  Almost immediately, the coach realized what he had done and initially asked the assembled media to “cover for me”.  He then gave a rambling, half-assed apology.

Now, with the damage control meters pegged at DEFCON 1, McMackin has come out with both bended knees blazing.

Here’s the text of McMackin’s latest attempt at an apology:

“I would sincerely like to apologize for the inappropriate verbiage of words that I used. I have nothing against the University of Notre Dame. I don’t talk like that. I’m really ticked off at myself for saying that. I don’t have any prejudices. It really makes me mad that I said that. I’m disappointed in myself.

“It ticks me off that I said that because Notre Dame played a great ball game. What I was trying to do was be funny, and I wasn’t funny, and it’s not funny. Even more, it isn’t funny to me. I was trying to make a joke. It was a bad choice of words. I really, really feel that.

“I wanted to apologize. I’m going to apologize to my team. I’m going to apologize to the people of Hawai’i. … All I can do is apologize, and I feel bad that I used those words. It was really stupid. I just feel really bad. I apologize.”

WAC commissioner Karl Benson stated that there would be no punishment coming from the conference until the university had meted out its sanctions; Hawaii has yet to publicly respond to its coach’s choice of verbiage.

When reached via email, Notre Dame director of football media relations Brian Hardin told CFT that “the university would not comment” on the incident.

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  1. BigBear123 says: Jul 30, 2009 9:31 PM

    “The coach referred to a dance the Irish performed during a banquet before the game as a “little faggot dance”.
    Needless to say, the comments aren’t sitting well with most anyone. ”
    He didn’t call anyone a queer or call out an individual.
    “little faggot dance” coming from an opposing coach really shouldn’t be that offensive to anyone. Found it amusing personally.

  2. TGEM7 says: Jul 30, 2009 10:06 PM

    I’m a die ND fan, and I still think this is funny! Come on people! This is football! Since when are football coaches politically correct!? How can they be, especially at public schools, when the athletes there are meatheads! I say when you hang around meatheads you become one.. Hence this coach is A MEATHEAD!!!
    PS Besides all ND was doing was their version of your (Hawaii) warrior spear chucking dance before the game.. SO there, we’re now on the same politically incorrect page. 😉

  3. FBGeek77 says: Jul 31, 2009 2:00 PM

    Geeze. I’m a little faggot and I didn’t have a problem with it. I agree with TGEM7; it’s football, for crying out loud. Ya gotta leave the little faggoty fights alone so you can concentrate on the battles that really need attention.

  4. december says: Jul 31, 2009 6:46 PM

    Didn’t ND make Hawaii look like a 2nd rate high school football team in that game? Shouldn’t hawaii be in division II?
    Speaking of faggoty dances, doesn’t the whole hawaii team do a faggoty dance before every game? Rediculous. That dance is not even part of the hawaiian culture. Meatheads.
    Is he supposed to be an upgrade over June Jones? What a moron.

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