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Yankees Fired Singer Wants Another Chance

Oct 18, 2009 11:01 AM EST

Irish tenor Ronan Tynan is sorry for making an anti-Semitic remark, and hopes for another chance to sing "God Bless America" at Yankee Stadium.

"This is my mea culpa," he told The Associated Press on Saturday.

"Several days ago I made a joke that was insensitive. My attempt at humor was inappropriate and hurtful to the person who heard it," Tynan said in a statement. "I apologized to the person who was rightfully offended and I am so grateful my sincere apology was accepted."

Via ESPN