Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving raised eyebrows Wednesday when he made a comment about his masks being off and frightening others to take theirs off as accurately.

While the tweet appeared to be innocuous at first, inside the midst of the coronavirus pandemic his tweet wasn’t precisely accepted.

“I’m a hometown kid so things hit a little different when family and personal stuff going on, and that’s up to me to handle that as a man,” he stated. “But yeah, I just take full accountability for my absence with the guys and just had a conversation with each one of them and we move on.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.