North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye has apologized for making a “joke” at NC State’s expense on Tuesday evening.

While speaking with reporters about choosing to represent North Carolina, Maye suggested that NC State fans “just can’t get into Carolina.” 

Shortly after making that statement, he apologized on Twitter. Maye said he needs “to do a better job representing our program and this University.”

Here’s a video of the original joke:

NC State fans will have to wait awhile before hosting Maye and the Tar Heels — the 2 programs won’t play in Raleigh until 2023. UNC hosts the Wolfpack later this fall.

Maye is off to a great start in his redshirt freshman season. He leads the ACC with 930 passing yards and 11 passing touchdowns through 3 games.

NC State won last year’s meeting with UNC, although Maye did not play a role in that game. UNC is 68-37-6 all-time against NC State.

North Carolina hosts Notre Dame in Week 4.