Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg apologized Friday for her comments regarding Colin Kaepernick and the protest he has started in the NFL.

"Some of you have inquired about a book interview in which I was asked how I felt about Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who refused to stand for the national anthem,” Ginsburg said in a statement released by the Supreme Court press office. “Barely aware of the incident or its purpose, my comments were inappropriately dismissive and harsh. I should have declined to respond."

For context, here was Ginsburg's response when first asked about the quarterback's protest: “I think it’s dumb and disrespectful. I would have the same answer if you asked me about flag burning. I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.