Max Parrot Finally Fired Back At Olympic Teammate Mark McMorris After Medal Diss
"Listen, we're turning the page and moving on," Parrot said.
Max Parrot made Quebec proud when he took home the gold medal, but it didn't come without a little drama. Following the men's slopestyle event, fellow Canadian snowboarder and teammate Mark McMorris criticized Parrot's performance — going as far as to claim that he himself deserved the top spot on the podium.
After McMorris issued an apology days later on Twitter, Max Parrot is finally firing back with his thoughts on McMorris' diss.
Maxence Parrot stopped by Tout le monde en parle on February 20 and responded to the drama.
"For sure, at the end of the day, it was disrespectful. I think, between Canadians, to really shoot down your teammate... It's a judged sport," Parrot said. "He mainly attacked my first jump where I did fail to hold my grab throughout my jump."
During his run, Max grabbed his knee rather than the snowboard, a mistake the judges missed and did not take into account. Parrot admitted during his interview that it was a "big mistake," however, he said his run, overall, was flawless.
"However, the rest of my run, from A to Z, was clean. I had the most technical run. Even that jump I landed perfectly. So how do you compare a small mistake versus Su Yiming or McMorris who made several small mistakes on the run? It's a judged sport. We have a couple of points difference," Parrot told host Guy Lepage.
I let my emotions get the better of me in the days following slopestyle and I want to sincerely apologize to Max. I\u2019m amazed by what you\u2019ve overcome and I\u2019m extremely proud to have shared the podium with you. Let\u2019s get another one for @teamcanada\n\npic.twitter.com/Ygzkn7jEW6— Mark McMorris (@Mark McMorris) 1644673897
Following his claim that he should've taken home the win, McMorris apologized to Parrot on Twitter and in person.
"He came to apologize to me the next day and I said, 'Listen, we're turning the page and moving on,'" Parrot stated.