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Batum tweets apology for punching Navarro in the, um, groin

French forward Nicolas Batum (R) clashes

French forward Nicolas Batum (R) clashes with Spanish guard Jose Calderon during their London 2012 Olympic Games men’s quarterfinal basketball match in London on August 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO /EMMANUEL DUNAND (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/GettyImages)

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If you haven’t seen “the punch” you can by just following this link.

I’m not sure an “I’m sorry” quite makes up for that.
However, a few hours after France was eliminated from the Olympics by Spain in a game that got ugly at the end and included that punch, Nicolas Batum took to twitter and issued an apology.

I want to apologize for my stupid act at the end, I showed a bad image of France and myself, Congrats to team Spain.

Still proud of my team and teamates, we gave the best from ourselves for our country. Now I cheers for the women bball team!#allezlesbleuEs

Fortunately for Batum, David Stern cannot fine and suspend him for actions in an international game.