This story was first published on Tuesday September 18.
Silver Ferns star shooter Maria Folau has apologised for making a comment about self-harm, following her side's Quad Series loss against England on Saturday.
Folau was asked about her side's performance in the shooting circle when they were outclassed by England 52-39, with the veteran shooter making the self-harm comment on television.
"I'm not slitting my wrists in the room or anything and neither are the other shooters as well, we've just got to get on with it," said Folau.
The 31-year-old was criticised for her comments by the public.
She told the Herald she was sorry for the "insensitive comment" and said she didn't mean to offend anyone.
"I wish to apologise for my insensitive comment on Newshub last night, I in no way meant to upset and offend people," said Folau.
"I am extremely devastated, and I understand the serious issue that New Zealand has with suicide rates."
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