NBA fans are used to ESPN’s Senior NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski dropping his signature “Woj bombs” but was shocked to learn he direct an f-bomb to a Missouri Senator in an email.
Adrian Wojnarowski seems like the kind of guy who couldn’t hurt a fly and just loves to do his job and, that is providing us with the latest news involving the NBA and its players. #NBATwitter was thrown for a loop Friday (Jul.10) when an email surface of Woj telling Missouri Senator Josh Hawley “f*ck you.” Hawley shared a screenshot of Woj’s response to him with the caption “Don’t criticize #China or express support for law enforcement to @espn. It makes them real mad @Outkick.”
In the email, the Republican Senator ridiculously asked NBA commissioner Adam Silver why the league’s predominately Black players couldn’t put phrases like “Support Our Troops” and “Back the Blue” on the back of their jerseys. He also asked about the NBA’s relationship with China as well.
We understand why Woj said what he said in the email. Anyway, when the news went public, Wojnarowski issued a statement shared on Twitter apologizing to Hawley and his fellow ESPN employees.
“I was disrespectful, and I made a regrettable mistake. I’m sorry for the way I handled myself, and I am reaching out immediately to Senator Hawley to apologize directly. I also need to apologize to my ESPN colleagues because I know my actions were unacceptable and should not reflect on any of them.”
Woj’s employer, ESPN, issued a statement condemning the NBA insider’s actions stating:
“This is completely unacceptable behavior, and we do not condone it. It is inexcusable for anyone working for ESPN to respond in the way Adrian did to Senator Hawley. We are addressing it directly with Adrian, and specifics of those conversations will remain internal.”
After Woj issued his apology, many on Twitter felt he should not have apologized and sympathized with him. You can peep the reactions to Wojnarowski telling the Senator “f*ck you” in the gallery below.
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it's okay Woj you simply yielded your time— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) July 10, 2020
WOJ dropped an F bomb lol if anyone was wondering pic.twitter.com/8ZF8YbndwV— HoopCave (@HoopCaveYT) July 10, 2020
Whats sad is we hold @espn @ESPNPR and @wojespn to higher standards than we do for elected officials like @HawleyMO. Who promotes lies and hate for those that think different than he does. #Wojbomb https://t.co/YUnYHUC6p7— Harry (@ramincol) July 10, 2020
Don’t apologize...far right Clay Travis and Hawley trash the NBA for not standing up to China yet they let Trump get down on his knees and blow Xi— 🔥 (@BandAidWade) July 10, 2020
“So I replied fuck you to em my good brother” pic.twitter.com/FHetSyA931— Creep Life (@PreachBYOB) July 10, 2020
NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski apologizes for saying 'f*ck you' to Senator Hawley after the lawmaker suggested pro-cop & military jerseys— Yardbarker (@yardbarker) July 10, 2020
'I was disrespectful ... my actions were unacceptable and should not reflect on any of [my ESPN colleagues]' pic.twitter.com/kpY6suDl8i
ESPN NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski Says “Fuck You” After Missouri Senator Criticizes The NBA Lack of Support For Police & China! 🤣🔥📰 pic.twitter.com/hWHTq1Dv87— SFTY+ (@sftyplus) July 10, 2020
I will always stand with @wojespn. I’m mad he apologized for expressing himself in a private email that a jackwagon politician aired out. You send a politically motivated email, you deserve whatever response you get. I wish Woj had said what he said twice. https://t.co/I04Pzt0xcM— Charles Robinson (@CharlesRobinson) July 10, 2020
Lol why apologize for being right?— Justin Jackson (@J_ManPrime21) July 10, 2020
apology not accepted, on the grounds that you were right— Isaac K. Lee (@IsaacKLee) July 10, 2020