After a short video segment, in which we saw O’Connor break down and cry during an interview with the 'Philadelphia Daily News', the coach (who has seen a 30 year career virtually go up in smoke) apologized to the player.
“Matt, this was an accident. I was just trying to make us a better team that’s more competitive and in doing so an accident happened. It was unintentional by me, and I’m really sorry that it happened,” he said.
But as host George Stephanopolous pointed out, O’Connor’s kick looked pretty intentional. Also, the apology to Kravchuck came after O’Connor said he felt as if he did nothing wrong.
“To be honest, it’s kind of hard to accept your apology because you claim it’s justified and you claim you weren’t crossing the line,” Kravchuck said.