What do Politicians, Sports Athletes and School Students have in common ? Answer: They only are sorry for doing something wrong if they are caught. If they are not caught red-handed then “wrong” is OK.
Politicians like to confess by saying: “If I have offend anyone I am sorry”. What does that confession really mean? They do not even want to admit their guilt that is why they start their phony act of contrition with “IF”.
Sports Athletes fearing a big hit to their wallet when caught will often ask for forgiveness from their fans. That often works without any big pay loss because the sports fan is a forgiving soul with a season ticket.
School Students when caught will deny it to the bitter end and when all else fails blame it on some other student.