Seinfeld alum Jason Alexander has apologized for calling cricket a “gay game.”

The 52-year-old Alexander made the remark while appearing on CBS' The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.

“Oh, have you ever played cricket?” Ferguson asked his guest.

“I've watched cricket.”

“Cricket's an amazing game.”

“It's a gay game,” Alexander said with a shake of his head. “There's a lot of people wearing white. A lot of people wearing white. People wearing helmets for no discernible reason. People not wearing helmets that look like they should have a helmet.”

“You know how I know it's really kind of a gay game? It's the pitch,” he said, demonstrating a sort of ballet move. “It's not like a manly baseball pitch. It's a queer British gay pitch.”

Alexander apologized for the remark in a statement released through GLAAD.

“The problem is that today, as I write this, young men and women whose behaviors, choices or attitudes are not deemed 'man enough' or 'normal' are being subjected to all kinds of abuse from verbal to physical to societal. They are being demeaned and threatened because they don’t fit the group’s idea of what a 'real man' or a 'real woman' are supposed to look like, act like and feel like,” Alexander wrote.

“For these people, my building a joke upon the premise I did added to the pejorative stereotype that they are forced to deal with everyday. It is at the very heart of this whole ugly world of bullying that has been getting rightful and overdue attention in the media. And with my well-intentioned comedy bit, I played right into those hurtful assumptions and diminishments.”

“And the worst part is – I should know better. My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally. I am profoundly aware of the challenges these friends of mine face and I have openly advocated on their behalf.”

“So, I can only apologize and I do,” he added. “In comedy, timing is everything.”