Blackhawks Announcer Apologizes for Suicide Remark

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Chicago Blackhawks announcer Pat Foley has apologized after making an on-air joke about suicide that fell flat.

During a 5-4 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars at the United Center, Foley said that if he had “been traveling with the team this year, I might have put a bullet in my head.” 

Foley was upset about travel restrictions put in place to protect players and others from contracting COVID-19, according to Yahoo Sports.

The comment didn’t sit well with viewers and Foley later apologized for the remarks during the telecast.

This isn’t the first time Foley has stepped in it. 

In 2019, the Blackhawks were playing a preseason game against a German team from Berlin, when he said that Eisbaeren’s Austin Ortega “sounds like he ought to be a shortstop.”

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