Wow! A high school basketball announcer Matt Rowan called kids who were kneeling “F*CKING N—-” and it’s absolutely disgusting. He ended up blaming the reasoning on his diabetes and his sugar spiking.
“After being thrust into the spotlight for the actions of an announcer, the Norman High School girls basketball team made news on its own terms by winning the Oklahoma 6A state championship. The Tiger (19-0) capped their perfect season with 48-37 win over Bixby on Saturday.”
Rowan apologized for his remarks, saying, “I’m absolutely speechless for my rhetoric. I want to offer my deepest apologies to these girls because I hurt them. I want to take ownership of my actions,” he added. “Never my intention to hurt anyone. I am sickened by what I said. I am so sorry for what I said. I will state that I suffer Type 1 diabetes and during the game, my sugar was spiking.” Rowan claimed, “it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disoriented and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful.”
Are you kidding me? You’re going to blame your racism on…………… YOUR DIABETES?
Norman Public Schools Superintendent Nick Migliorino said in a statement Friday that the announcing team Thursday had been contracted by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association for the tournament, KOKI reported.“We condemn and will not tolerate the disgusting words and attitudes of these announcers,” Migliorino said.
“This type of hate speech has no place in our society and we are outraged that it would be directed at any human being, and particularly at our students.
“We fully support our students’ right to freedom of expression and our immediate focus is to support these girls and their coaches and families, particularly our Black students and coaching staff,” Migliorino said. “It is tragic that the hard work and skill of this team is being overshadowed by the vile, malignant words of these individuals. We will do everything in our power to support and uplift our team and everyone affected by this incident.”
The NFHS network ended up removing the announcer.