Milwaukee Bucks swingman Pat Connaughton is catching warmth for unknowingly delivering an anti-cop message on the video-sharing web site Cameo final week.
Cameo permits customers to ship personalised movies to one another from celebrities for money. Connaughton was paid $75 to learn the script, which he later apologized for, in response to WITI-TV.
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“Hey skinny blue line, have an ideal vacation season,” he stated. “We solely again you while you come to the Fiserv [the Bucks’ home arena]. We don’t take a lot general delight within the blue. Bear in mind Brad, yeah, it was us. Have a blessed vacation as soon as once more. Sincerely, the crew.”
The 26-year-old Bucks participant admitted that he didn’t do his “due diligence” earlier than publishing the video.
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“I’m very sorry for the Cameo video I taped the opposite day,” he tweeted Sunday. “I’ve all the time supported the police 100 %, I’ve a number of family who’re law enforcement officials, and am grateful to the entire officers who shield us on a regular basis.
“Whereas somebody with apparent dangerous intentions was behind this request, I ought to have first researched what I used to be being requested to learn. I deeply apologize.”
Alex Lasry, Bucks senior vp, advised WISN-TV the crew was conscious of the video.
The video has since been deleted.
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Connaughton has not been the one athlete to get blended up in a Cameo controversy. Brett Favre apologized for making anti-Semitic remarks in a 2018 Cameo video.