Some of you may have seen this on ‘Good Morning America’ last week but in case you haven’t, you need to watch it:
In an interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, Holy Family University coach John O’Connor apologized to sophomore Matt Kravchuk for knocking him to the ground with a forearm to the chest during a rebounding drill last month.
“Matt, this was an accident,” O’Connor said. “I was just trying to make us a better team and make us more competitive and in doing so an accident happened. It was unintentional by me and I’m really sorry that it happened.”
The apology didn’t inspire forgiveness from Kravchuk, who has left the team and says he sustained a wrist injury as a result of the altercation. That created a very uncomfortable moment for viewers when host George Stephanopoulos asked the player to respond to his former coach.
“To be honest, it’s kind of hard to accept your apology just because you claim it’s justified and you claim you weren’t crossing the line,” Kravchuk said. “I came to Holy Family to play basketball and now I’m injured and I can’t play. And I can’t play for you anymore because as your player I’m supposed to be able to respect you but I don’t feel I can do that anymore.”