I’m sure CBS announcer Andrew Catalon wishes he could take back his comment about Gonzaga’s center Przemek Karnowski. With Gonzaga up and Oklahoma State resorting to fouling, Karnowski, a Polish native and 50% free-throw shooter, Catalon dropped the comment that OK State was going for the “Hack-a-Polack” strategy. To make matters worse, his color-commenting partner, Mike Gminski, is of Polish decent.
Catalon apologized twice during the game and on Twitter afterwards:
I sincerely apologize for my poor choice of words and insensitive remark during the Gonzaga-Oklahoma St game.
— Andrew Catalon (@AndrewCatalon) March 21, 2014