Sad: Joey Chestnut has issued an apology for putting Darth Vader in a chokehold
Damn. America’s hero, Joey Chestnut caved in and apologized for taking down a protestor during the annual Nathans Hot Dog Eating Contest on July 4th.
Joey Chestnut takes down Darth Vader
I hate seeing Chestnut apologize. America’s hero, who just accomplished what can only be described as one of the greatest athletic feats of our lifetime, is now telling USA Today that he’s sorry for his actions.
USA Today — Joey Chestnut expressed regret for briefly putting a protester in a chokehold Monday during the annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest – and he also explained his actions during a phone interview with USA TODAY Sports.
“As soon as a I grabbed the guy, I realized he was a kid,” Chestnut told USA TODAY Sports on Tuesday.
“I felt bad afterwards. I was just amped up, just focused on getting back to eating.”
“It’s just unfortunate. I wish that it didn’t happen. It’s a bummer.”
Yeah no shot you apologize. In what world does someone on stage need to issue an apology for taking down some random animal rights protestor after he literally gets on said stage and right up in your personal space while you’re trying to eat a hundred hot dogs?
Kid or not, this dork left Joey Chestnut no other option. Any way you want to look at it, this kid deserved to be in a chokehold and now I hate him even more than I did when this entire incident went down for making Joey Chestnut bend the knee with an apology.
If anything, he should be saying “you’re welcome” for teaching this kid a few valuable lessons that his parents clearly missed the ball on providing this sad soul.
- Star Wars is lame.
- Whatever you’re protesting, no one cares.
- There are consequences to your actions.
- You mess with Joey Chestnut, you get put in a chokehold.
With a ruptured tendon in his foot and dumb animal rights protestors trying to steal the show, Chestnut managed to Chestnut managed to inhale 63 hot dogs, 20 more than his closest competitor to win his 14th out of the last 15 Nathan’s contests.
There’s nothing to be sorry about. Period.