A food service worker involved in a confrontation with a drunken University of Connecticut student who was demanding jalapeno-bacon macaroni and cheese is offering forgiveness.

The Daily Campus student newspaper on Thursday published a letter from Union Street Market chef Bill McKay.

McKay writes that he accepts Luke Gatti's apology but still believes the 19-year-old should be expelled and suggests he join the military.

McKay is shown on video tackling Gatti after the freshman from Bayville, New York, berated and shoved a manager inside the student union Oct. 4.

The chef says it's time for the public to stop beating up on Gatti, who is due in court Nov. 3 on charges of breach of peace and criminal trespass.

Gatti has said he's ashamed of his behavior.