Sometimes it is hard to interpert the intent of someone when their word are in writing. This may be tounge in cheek that just does not come across as intended. I saw the guy in an interview a little earlier and he was taking full responsibility.
It's an emotional reaction. It will sting for awhile but he'll eventually get over it. Imagine how tough it would have been if this was a game that meant a playoff berth, a playoff game or the Super Bowl. That would have been especially crushing.