5/11/2021 2:21:43 PM
Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley is taking heat for referencing suicide during the team’s season finale, saying he would’ve “put a bullet” in his head if he had to travel with players amid the league’s COVID-19 restrictions.
Foley, who was wrapping up his 38th season Monday as the Blackhawks TV or radio announcer, made the remark while commenting on the team’s travel restriction (Snip) Minutes later, Foley said he regretted his word choice.
“I wish I didn’t say that,” he said. “I’m sorry if I offended some folks. Apparently I did, so I apologize.”
Reaction on social media was swift, with some people saying Foley’s apology left them unsatisfied.