(CNN) — A University of Kentucky basketball player is apologizing for the “poor choice of words” he muttered under his breath following the team’s stunning loss to Wisconsin on Saturday.
As a deflated panel of Wildcats fielded a reporter’s question about Wisconsin standout Frank Kaminsky, a hot mic picked up Kentucky guard Andrew Harrison saying of Kaminsky, “Fk that (N-word).”
Harrison, who is black, took to Twitter to say he meant no disrespect to Kaminsky — the 2015 Associated Press player of the year — who is white.
“First I want to apologize for my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know,” he tweeted. “When I realized how this could be perceived I immediately called big frank to apologize and let him know I didn’t mean any disrespect. We had a good conversation and I wished him good luck in the championship game Monday.”
CNN reached out to both Kentucky and Wisconsin about the incident, but had not immediately heard back.
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