It would have taken 30 minutes to an hour to explain everything.
Instead, a cowardly path was chosen. But, it was just business as usual. So, it is difficult to really take it personally.
Of course, if the roles were reversed it would be a different story. For some, cowardly acts are the only way in which they are able to conduct themselves. It comes from decades of practice. Feelings are unreasonable and people are expendable.