Charles Barkley apologized for making a comment about hitting a female political reporter Tuesday night.
Barkley issued a statement over “an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all” through Turner Sports‘ social media PR arm Wednesday.
Barkley appeared to get upset when challenged over his political allegiances.
Per The AP:
Axios reporter Alexi McCammond wrote on Twitter Tuesday night that when she questioned Barkley on his indecisiveness over the Democratic presidential hopefuls.
Barkley told her “I don’t hit women but if I did I would hit you.” McCammond says when she objected to his remarks, Barkley told her she “couldn’t take a joke.”
Barley said in the statement that “it was an attempted joke that wasn’t funny at all. There’s no excuse for it and I apologize.”