News That Matters

Tag: sorry

George Floyd death: Gen Mark Milley sorry for joining Trump walk to church

George Floyd death: Gen Mark Milley sorry for joining Trump walk to church

World
Media playback is unsupported on your device The top US military officer says he was wrong to have joined President Donald Trump during his controversial walk to a damaged church near the White House.The 1 June event created "a perception of the military involved in domestic politics", Gen Mark Milley said.Mr Trump walked to the church and held up a Bible after a peaceful protest at the death of African American George Floyd was forcibly dispersed.The use of troops to tackle the protests has provoked fierce US debate.Mr Trump has regularly referred to "law and order", calling in the National Guard to the US capital, vowing to deploy the military to other cities and condemning violent protests. Trump's church visit shocks religious leadersSome of the mostly...
TV host Jimmy Fallon ‘very sorry’ for 2000 blackface skit

TV host Jimmy Fallon ‘very sorry’ for 2000 blackface skit

Entertainment
NBC's Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has apologised for wearing blackface in a Saturday Night Live skit from 2000.The clip went viral on Monday, and led to calls for Fallon to quit the show.In his apology on Tuesday, Fallon said there was "no excuse" for his actions, and thanked the public "for holding me accountable".Several politicians and media figures, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, have been embroiled in recent blackface scandals. In the skit, Fallon wore blackface to impersonate fellow Saturday Night Live cast member Chris Rock, who is African American, depicting him as making a joke about crack cocaine.As the hashtag #JimmyFallonIsOverParty trended on Twitter on Tuesday, Fallon released a statement apologising for the 20-year ol...
Ric Flair reveals iconic ‘I’m sorry, I love you’ moment at WresteMania with Shawn Michaels wasn’t planned

Ric Flair reveals iconic ‘I’m sorry, I love you’ moment at WresteMania with Shawn Michaels wasn’t planned

Sports
It has been 12 years since Ric Flair’s final WWE match. He is a legend in the business and had a glorious wrestling career that has spanned around 40 years. WWE Ric Flair is a legend and it’s unlikely there will be anyone like the 16-time champion again And that final match, at WrestleMania 24 in 2008, saw one of the most iconic moments in the company’s history. Flair was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame the night before, but the stipulation of his match the next day was if he lost, he had to retire. Shawn Michaels was his opponent. Two of the greatest ever in-ring performers came together for one final showdown in the winter of their careers. Michaels defeated The Nature Boy with a Sweet Chin Music, but it’s best remembered for the words he uttere
Rapper sorry for ‘shameful’ comments to Katherine Ryan

Rapper sorry for ‘shameful’ comments to Katherine Ryan

Entertainment
Rapper Slowthai has apologised to comedian Katherine Ryan after causing controversy at the NME Awards.The 25-year-old was accused of making "lewd comments" to Ryan, who was hosting the awards, after he won the Hero of the Year gong on Wednesday night. He later threw his drink into the crowd and confronted a member of the audience. During the ceremony, Slowthai, real name Tyron Frampton, asked Ryan to smell his cologne and referred to her as "baby girl". (2/2) katherine, you are a master at your craft and next time i’ll take my seat and leave the comedy to you. to any woman or man who saw a reflection of situations they’ve been in in those videos, i am sorry. i promise to do better. let’s talk here.— tyron. (@slowthai) February 13, 2020 As he left
Thomas Cook boss ‘sorry’ over collapse but defends pay and bonus

Thomas Cook boss ‘sorry’ over collapse but defends pay and bonus

Business
The boss of collapsed Thomas Cook has said he is "deeply sorry" over the historic travel firm's liquidation.Peter Fankhauser also told the Mail on Sunday that saying farewell to staff had been "heartbreaking".The 178-year-old travel firm collapsed this week, putting 9,000 staff in the UK out of work - and leaving 150,000 British holidaymakers stuck overseas.But Mr Fankhauser defended the £8.3m he has been paid since November 2014, and denied he was a "fat cat". Rescue flightsThe 58-year-old said around half his remuneration, some £4m, came in the form of share payments, which were now worthless as he did not cash them in before Thomas Cook went into liquidation on 23 September."I don't think that I am the 'fat cat' that I am being described as," he told t