NBC commentator and former U.S. skier Bode Miller apologied for his words about Austrian skier and 2014 gold medallist Anna Veith.
On Wednesday during the broadcast of the women’s giant slalom, Miller evaluated her changed performance (she finished 15th), as “challenging to race … with a family or being married.”
He started to talk about her injury from 2016 and he said:
“The knee is certainly an issue. I want to point out she also got married. And it’s historically very challenging to race on the World Cup with a family or being married. Not to blame the spouses, but I just want to toss it out there that it may be her husband’s fault.”
Who knows, may be she didn’t get the help she needed.
But the apology is just here:
To be clear I was not seriously blaming Anna Veith's lack of results on her husband. It's a changing of priorities that is historically hard, male or female.
— Bode Miller (@MillerBode) 15 Şubat 2018