Danny Green Takes Selfie At Holocaust Memorial, Apologizes For “Mistake”
Danny Green of the San Antonio Spurs is apologizing for taking a selfie at a Berlin Holocaust memorial and posting it on Facebook.
In the picture (see screengrab below), the NBA player poses with his arm raised at the Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.
It’s not clear if he was intending to imitate the “Heil Hitler” Nazi salute.
Green captioned the pic, “You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust.”
Note: The words “lol” and “Holocaust” should NEVER be used together.
After an understandable blowback, Green pulled his post, and sent a series of apologetic messages on Twitter.
“Yes, mistakes do happen,” he wrote.
Green continued, “I want to sincerely apologize for the insensitivity of my post!”
“I have great respect n understanding for this country’s history n wanted to continue chronicling my experience in Berlin,” said the athlete.
He added, “But showed poor judgement…sorry once again.”
Green played in the NBA Global Games in Berlin on Wednesday.
He tweeted later that he’s now headed to Istanbul, where the Spurs are scheduled to play on Saturday.
What do you think of Green’s post and apology?