High school basketball commentator Matt Rowan has released a head-scratching press release after his racist calls.
A high school basketball commentator has bizarrely blamed a sugar spike for his racist calls towards a girls team who knelt for the United States national anthem.
The incident occurred ahead of Norman High School’s game against Midwest City, when the commentator, Matt Rowan, was heard making racist comments on the live stream.
“They’re kneeling? F—ing n—-rs,” Rowan said on the stream.
“I hope Norman gets their ass kicked. F–k them. I hope they lose. C’mon Midwest City. They’re gonna kneel like that? Hell no.”
After initially denying that he made the comments, Rowan came clean in a bizarre statement, where he also revealed that he suffers from Type 1 diabetes.
“I will state that I suffer Type 1 diabetes and during the game my sugar was spiking,” the statement read in part.
“While not excusing my remarks it is not unusual when my sugar spikes that I become disorientated and often say things that are not appropriate as well as hurtful.
“I do not believe that I would have made such horrible statements absent my sugar spiking.”
Rowan’s statement immediately raised eyebrows and was widely slammed on social media, with WNBA star A’ja Wilson also tweeting her reaction.