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Sport Texans chairman Cal McNair apologizes for using anti-Asian slur in May

03:50  27 october  2021
03:50  27 october  2021 Source:   yardbarker.com

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Texans owner Cal McNair used a racist slur at a charity golf tournament held by the team in May, according to a Bally Sports report. © Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Texans owner Cal McNair used a racist slur at a charity golf tournament held by the team in May, according to a Bally Sports report.

NFL insider Michael Silver reported for Bally Sports that Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair has apologized after he used an anti-Asian slur at the Houston Texans Foundation Charity Golf Classic tournament back in May.

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"I’m sorry that we couldn’t get together last year, because of the China Virus," McNair said in reference to the COVID-19 pandemic that caused the cancellation of the 2020 tournament. Silver adds that Hannah McNair, Cal's wife, was seen "smirking" shortly after the comment, and she later allegedly "joked about her husband’s use of the term 'China Virus' to several people who had been present for the remark."

Hannah is the vice president of the Texans Foundation. "China Virus," meanwhile, is a term repeatedly used by former President Donald Trump since he began publicly addressing the pandemic.

Cal McNair offered a statement to Bally Sports:

"My comments at the event last May included an inappropriate choice of words. I immediately apologized to people who approached me then and I apologize again now. I know how important it is to choose my words carefully. I would never want to offend anyone."

Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark

  Texans chairman apologizes for 'China virus' remark Houston Texans Chairman and CEO Cal McNair is apologizing for calling the coronavirus the "China virus" at a charity golf tournament earlier this year. "My comments at the event last May included an inappropriate choice of words," McNair said in a statement to Bally Sports. "I immediately apologized to people who approached me then and I apologize again now. I know how important it is to choose my words carefully. I would never want to offend anyone.

McNair has served as Texans chairman and CEO since his father, Bob, died in November 2018.

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