Following Kevin Owens’ WWE Universal Championship victory on this past Monday’s Raw, his wife Karina Steen shared an Instagram video of their son Owen reacting to his father’s first major WWE title win.
The heartwarming video was shared across various legitimate sport websites and social media outlets with the 8-year-old understandably proud of his father, however ESPN and NBA analyst Amin Elhassan wasn’t so kind, responding to a tweet of the video with the comment “Until someone told him it was scripted.” The remark didn’t go down well with many including the likes of Mick Foley and Cody Rhodes, as well as a couple of Elhassan’s ESPN colleagues – most notably former WWE employee Jonathan “Coach” Coachman.
Clearly the trolling attempt backfired on Elhassan and while he challenged anyone who criticized him initially, he has now formally apologized with the following coming via his Twitter handle:
“I tweeted a joke about wrestling earlier this week and it was in poor taste. I sincerely apologize to Kevin Owens and his family.”
His original tweet still remains on his timeline for what it’s worth.