Eagles’ Darius Slay apologizes for comment about police officer assault

An NFL player apologized Saturday after poking fun at a video that showed a police officer being hit and knocked down by a thrown object.

According to New york post In a since-deleted tweet Friday, Eagles cornerback Darius Slay commented “Captain America” alongside a cry-laughing emoji, in response to the video that circulated on social media, seemingly likening the object to the Marvel superhero’s shield.

“Yesterday I made a comment on a post that, at the time, seemed harmless to me,” the 29-year-old Slay wrote Saturday. “If you know me, you know I’m a funny, outgoing type of guy. I made a comment that seemed humorous at the time but I meant no harm. I do not condone law enforcement violence whatsoever, especially with everything going on now. To anyone I offended, I do apologize.”

It’s unclear when or where the deleted video was filmed. The clip, according to the Philadelphia sports blog “Crossing Broad,” showed an officer approaching his vehicle when he was hit in the back of the neck area by an unknown object, leading to cheers.

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