Kyrie Irving has issued an apology for promoting a controversial “anti-Semitic” documentary on his Twitter.
His apology comes after being suspended without pay from his active player position with the Brooklyn Nets.
Irving repeatedly refused to clarify his stance on anti-semitism and apologized for the controversial social media post.
In his lengthy statement, Irving explained that he never intended to push hate or disrespect against the Jewish community.
The pro basketballer also said he’s learning and growing from this “unfortunate event.”
Irving’s team confirmed his suspension, saying they’d tried and failed to help him understand the anti-Semitism in his posts.
The team’s statement explained that Irving’s behavior was deeply disturbing and against the organization’s values.
They added that Irving would become an active player again after satisfying some objective remedial measures to address his conduct.
Irving had previously tweeted that he meant no disrespect with his tweet, calling himself an “Omnist.”