Bret Hart apologized for his joke to Pat Patterson during Bret Hart Appreciation Night that took place after this week's Monday Night Raw in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Hart wrote the following on Facebook:
I sincerely apologize to anyone that was in any way offended by my in-ring joke to Pat Patterson on Monday, especially to Pat, whom I hold in the highest regard. I was only trying to take some of the edge off an emotionally challenging moment and I failed. The comment does not in any way reflect my feelings toward the gay and lesbian community. B
For those that missed it, Patterson said something about taking a knee and Hart said that he gets scared when Pat gets on his knees. Jerry Lawler tried to sidestep the joke to no avail.
Patterson is openly homosexual.