Green Bay Packers wideout Devin Funchess was extremely apologietic on Sunday after using an anti-Asian slur during a news conference with reporters.
During the presser, he said that he could see reporters were smiling even with their masks on because their eyes were “ch–ky.”
Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst addressed the media on Sunday and called Funchess’ actions “unacceptable” and said that he’s spoken to Funchess about it.
“Very unacceptable,” Gutekunst said. “We’ve addressed it with Devin. He knows it was unacceptable.”
Funchess addressed the matter on Twitter.
“I want to apologize for the disparaging remark I used tonight,” Funchess wrote. “It was not ok. I have grown to develop deep personal and business relationships in the Asian community! I meant no harm, and those that know me, know I have love and respect for all cultures and people.
“I will learn from this and will continue to grow as a person. I’m forever sorry!”
Funchess, who was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft, is entering his first season with Green Bay.