Fox Sports has apologized for using for using footage of the 9/11 memorial for a baseball game over the weekend.
The network dealt with a massive backlash after superimposing the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox logos onto the memorial pools at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center site during its “Saturday Night Baseball” broadcast. The graphic was used as Fox went to a commercial break.
“During last night’s telecast, we used poor judgment on the use of a graphic,” a Fox Sports spokesman said in a statement emailed Sunday to USA TODAY Sports. “We sincerely apologize and regret the decision.”
The memorial pools feature the names of those who died in the 2001 terrorist attacks. It also contains the names of those lost lives in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings. The two pools rest at the location of the North and South towers.
Per USA TODAY: “The graphic choice largely overshadowed the actual game, a 14-1 Yankees win. Aaron Judge hit two home runs, tying Roger Maris for most home runs by a Yankees hitter before the All-Star break with 33.”