Lou Holtz Apologizes For His Comments On Immigration

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David Hookstead Sports And Entertainment Editor
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Legendary football coach Lou Holtz is walking back some comments he made about immigration.

He had previously said, “I don’t want to speak your language, I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, I sure as hell don’t want to cheer for your soccer team!” (SLIDESHOW: Meet The Blonde Bombshell Golfer Supporting Donald Trump For President)


However, the former Notre Dame shot caller is now apologizing. (SLIDESHOW: Here Are The White Nationalists And Black Athletes Who Support Trump)

“I like to joke. I wished I hadn’t said, ‘I don’t want to celebrate your holidays, and cheer for your soccer teams.’ It was said in jest. But I stand by the rest of what I said about coming to America to become us,” he told TMZ. (SLIDESHOW: Derek Jeter’s New Wife Loves Showing Off Skin)

It looks like the former football coach regrets his comments, but isn’t entirely backing down. The commentating legend is back at it again.

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