Dallas Cowboys Coach Mike McCarthy was caught shoving a photographer away after the team lost 19-12 to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday.
An Associated Press photographer captured the reaction. McCarthy appeared to push the camera out of the way as he left Levi’s stadium.
Dallas-area photojournalist Noah Pollard wrote in a tweet that he and McCarthy met privately and the coach apologized.
“Thank you to everyone who reached out about the Mike McCarthy incident,” Pollard wrote. “I can see how the image looked like he pushed me but it was more of a lens. I’ve met Coach McCarthy privately in his office and he’s already apologised.”
It was a tough night for McCarthy and the Cowboys.
Duck Prescott He finished 24-of-37 with 206 passing yards, a touchdown pass and two interceptions. The team had 282 yards of total offense and was 5-for-15 for third.
“It’s just a letdown,” Prescott said of his performance. “The defense gave us a chance to win this game. They played strong against a really good attack, a really good team. For us just to put the points we’ve had, that’s unacceptable. It starts with me. I did. You have to be better. There’s no other way.” to color it with sugar.”
Emotions were running high, McCarthy admitted.
“It’s very difficult,” McCarthy said on Yahoo Sports. “In those moments you just have to be real and real… It’s raw in the locker room right now.”
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