The Idaho Vandals -- yes, that's a real college football team -- have been trying to secure a spot in pretty much any conference that will take them. Unfortunately, nobody wants the Vandals, who will be one of only two teams left in the zombified WAC after this season. That's probably still no excuse for head coach Robb Akey to resort to name-calling.
The Associated Press reports that Akey made the following comments on Thursday:
"We are the unwanted red-headed stepchild, no offense to any redheads," Akey said. "Nobody seems to want the Vandals right now."
Presumably in response to a bunch of creepy red-heads who got up in arms and were probably all like "MEEP MEEP MEEP MEEP MEEP" (I just assume all icky red-headed people are like Beaker from the Muppets, only not funny), Akey followed up with this apology on Monday:
Akey: "I had no intention of offending anyone with my comments .. I am very proud of the U of Idaho and I am very proud of our football team— Brian Murphy (@murphsturph) August 28, 2012
Not sure what kind of backlash he got. Probably that fat kid from The Sandlot and The Big Green stood on his lawn with a sign that said "END READ HED HAIGHT" until Akey was forced to apologize. Everyone knows that a second-hand, tweeted account of an apology defuses all situations.
(EDITOR'S NOTE: Clearly the above comments were meant in jest. We here at SB Nation love red-headed people, even if they have absolutely no sense of humor.)
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