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Kevin Owens tweets after receiving apology from ESPN

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It's been quite an amazing week in the life of Kevin Owens.

Last week on Monday Night Raw he became the WWE Universal Champion after defeating Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, and Big Cass in a fatal 4-way match, and he's now received an apology from ESPN journalist Amin Elhassan.

Elhassan came into the spotlight when he made a distasteful tweet aimed at Owens' son, who was videoed celebrating his Dad's victory last week on Raw.

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Owens' wife posted a video of their child celebrating the result, and it showed him being speechless and amazed that his Dad had won the belt.

Elhassan then sparked controversy when he responded to the video with the comment of: "Until someone told him it was scripted". As expected, his comment was met with a backlash from WWE fans and the majority of people on Twitter.

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Instead of apologising for the tweet, Elhassan continued to bat off people that came his way with hate, but he has since finally issued an apology on his official Twitter account.

This came after Monday Night Raw general manager Mick Foley got involved and urged him to apologise for his tweet.

Foley said: "Hearing of an @espn @SportsNation making fun of @FightOwensFight 8 year old son for being happy for his father has me feeling sick & angry."

On Friday, Elhassan finally accepted that he made a distasteful tweet and issued an apology to Owens and his family.

He tweeted: "I tweeted a joke about wrestling earlier this week and it was in poor taste. I sincerely apologize to kevin owens and his family."

The Universal Champion clearly saw the tweet and simply responded with a tweet of his own, which read: "I win."

Ironically, that is the exact tweet he sent earlier in the week after he won the Universal Championship.

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