Monday 19 February 2018

Dennis Rodman apologises for comments in North Korea, says had been drinking

Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game with U.S. and North Korean players at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang
Dennis Rodman sings Happy Birthday to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, seated above in the stands, before an exhibition basketball game with U.S. and North Korean players at an indoor stadium in Pyongyang
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman (C) is surrounded by journalists
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman at Beijing airport,
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman, center, with Matt Cooper behind. Photo: AP

Retired US basketball star Dennis Rodman has apologised for comments he made about an imprisoned US missionary in North Korea, CNN said today.

Rodman's fourth trip to North Korea had drawn criticism from human rights activists and the family of imprisoned U.S. missionary Kenneth Bae after Rodman appeared to suggest in an interview peppered with obscenities that Bae, rather than the North Korean authorities, was responsible for his incarceration.

"I want to apologise, I take full responsibility," Rodman was quoted as saying, adding that he had been drinking on a stressful day.

 

Reuters

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