Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan in a statement said he could have handled the situation better after he was ejected from a high school wrestling tournament over the weekend.
"As a community leader, a passionate wrestling fan and a supportive parent of a student athlete, I should have handled this incident better, no matter how I felt about the calls made during the match," Callahan said in the statement.
The mayor was attending the District 11 Class AAA wrestling championships at a high school in Easton when he reportedly objected loudly to calls made during a match.
Callahan said he reached out to the referee, Dennis Buchman, to apologize.
"We've both been involved in wrestling for decades and had a warm conversation reflecting on the great passion that we have for the sport," the mayor said.
Buchman, in a separate statement, said he appreciated the mayor's apology and described the incident as being "blown out of proportion."
"Unfortunately, this incident has been blown out of proportion and is being made into something different than it was," a statement read. "Certainly, John (Callahan) and I both want to put this behind us."
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.