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Ireland admits to calling Dolphins fan a profanity

Incident occurred at halftime of Oakland-Miami game. Terry McCormick

Print This September 18, 2012, 02:30 PM EST

Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland admitted to muttering a profanity toward a fan who suggested that Ireland fire himself, according to the Miami Herald.

Ireland spoke to the paper to admit that the incident did happen, one where he called the fan an a--hole during halfitme of Sunday's game between the Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. The fan came up in introduced himself and made the remark that Ireland should be out as the team's GM. The fan then later called a local talk radio show in Miami to reveal the incident on air.

"It did happen at halftime and I was going back to my booth after seeing my wife and I did talk to several fans that were very nice. But as I'm walking back this guy introduces himself to me and says I should fire myself," Ireland said.

"It caught me off guard. I just turned and walked away but I did say the word. I regret I used the word I used. I thought I was using it under my breath. I guess I kind of said it loud enough that he could hear it. I literally said it under my breath. At the time I felt I handled the situation pretty good. Probably muttered it a little too loud. I regret that I said anything."

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Terry McCormick covers the Titans for TitanInsider.com

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