“We’re not playing the Jehovah’s Witness All-Star team here. We’re playing the [Florida] Gators, man.”
What a stupid thing to say, right?!
Well, the man behind that idiotic quote is Virginia Tech basketball coach Mike Young … and guess what, he’s apologizing now!
Young was addressing the media during an NCAA Tournament news conference Tuesday … when he was asked about his mindset going into the team’s 1st round game against the Florida Gators.
“We’re not playing the Jehovah’s Witness all-star team here. We’re playing the Gators, man. We’re playing the Gators.”
Get it … Young’s insinuating that a team full of Jehovah’s Witnesses would be trash compared to the Florida Gators.
Someone wanna clue in Coach Young about Serena Williams — perhaps the most dominant athlete on the planet … who also happens to be a Jehovah’s Witness?
Obviously, there are many examples of talented JW athletes — but that’s not the point. The point is, it was a stupid and offensive comment. And, within hours, Coach Young was apologizing.
“Earlier today on the NCAA Tournament conference call, I attempted to show my respect for our upcoming opponent, the University of Florida. Regrettably, I didn’t articulate that sentiment in an appropriate manner,” Young said.
“I apologize for my insensitive remark and am sincerely sorry for anyone I may have offended.”
Virginia Tech (#7 seed) is set to take on Florida (#10 seed) on Friday — and when the season ends, Mike should probably stop bashing talented JW players and start recruiting some instead.