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Louisville coach Chris Mack regrets maskless celebration

Field Level Media
24 Feb 2021, 02:19 GMT+10

Louisville coach Chris Mack, who tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, said he knows the video circulating of him celebrating a win over Kentucky was "not a good look."

Mack and the Cardinals have had multiple issues related to coronavirus this season, most recently with the third-year coach testing positive on Feb. 7.

The issue came to prominence when a 33-second clip of Mack was tweeted Saturday night by Drew Franklin of Kentucky Sports Radio (KSR) during which the Louisville coach is shown with former Cardinals football player Eric Wood playfully mocking the 62-59 win over Kentucky during a family Christmas gathering at Mack's house. The game was played Dec. 26.

Mack called Kentucky coach John Calipari to apologize for the video after it was made public. Calipari, appearing on KSR on Monday, said he appreciated the call from Mack but called it unnecessary.

"As I tell my players, when you do things that happen in the spotlight, you've got to own it," Mack said. "Fortunately about me, I own things. I live and learn by them, and we'll move forward. I feel bad for doing that. But that wasn't what the intention was by any means."

--Field Level Media

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