San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green caused outrage when he recently took what he labelled a 'Holocaust selfie' when he visited a Holocaust memorial in Berlin and has since apologised for his actions.
The ill advised caption was alongside an image he posted on Wednesday morning, the picture shows the Spurs star at a memorial ground alongside the phrase: "You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust"
The 27-year-old was with the San Antonio Spurs as they faced off against Bundesliga conference side Alba Berlin whilst in Germany, the shooting guard took time out of his schedule to visit the memorial but has since sparked outrage with his disrespectful caption.
He would later alter the caption after receiving large amounts of criticism, he changed the phrase to say: "“A lot of history here, more than you could imagine...very sad/tragic things happened #holocaust #berlin”, however it has failed to stem the condemnation he has felt through social media.
Green's apology to fans
Green was clearly advised by the upstanding organisation of the San Antonio Spurs to release a further apology acknowledging his mistake.
Green would take to his official twitter account to explain to fans his wrongdoing and express his deepest remorse, he would begin by saying: "Yes, mistakes do happen"
He would go on to say: "I want to sincerely apologize for the insensitivity of my post!"
He continued: "I have great respect n understanding for this country's history n wanted to continue chronicling my experience in Berlin" before finishing with one final tweet saying: "But showed poor judgement...sorry once again"
These are the kind of pitfalls that are common with athletes and social media, careless tweets and opinions of that nature can cause quite a stir when you are player in the national spotlight and Green will surely learn from his mistakes.
The Spurs would also go on to lose to the Alba Berlin side after a last second buzzer beater by former Xavier forward James McLean would gain the victory for the German side 94-93.