Thursday, May 17, 2012
Osi Umenyiora sorry for tweet
By Ohm Youngmisuk
New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora has apologized to women he offended with his "Happy Mother's Day" wish to Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy on Sunday.
In response to a column written by Sarah Spain for espnW that criticized the defensive end for insulting McCoy by referring to him as a female, Umenyiora tweeted Thursday, "@SarahSpain is absolutely correct in her article. I wasnt thinking about it from that perspective. I apologize to any woman offended."
On Sunday, Umenyiora renewed his feud with McCoy by tweeting, "Happy Mothers Day Lesean Mccoy! Enjoy your special day!!"
Last summer, Umenyiora referred to the Eagles running back as "Lady Gaga" and "she" after McCoy tweeted that the defensive end is "overrated" and "soft" and the third-best defensive lineman on the Giants.
Spain wrote in her column that "the use of 'woman' or 'female' or 'girl' as an insult is sexist, plain and simple. Replace 'woman' with race, religion or sexual orientation and the reaction would be far different. Just imagine the response from media and fans if Umenyiora had tweeted McCoy 'Happy Gay Pride Day.' "
The defensive end tweeted Thursday that he agreed and apologized.
"I always try and look at things from someone else's perspective when it's called to my attention," Umenyiora tweeted. "You article is the truth."