Tracy Morgan Alec Baldwin Should Apologize, ONLY IF ...

2/19/2013 7:25 AM PST

Tracy Morgan -- Alec Baldwin Should Apologize, BUT ONLY IF ...

Tracy Morgan believes his former "30 Rock" co-star Alec Baldwin should APOLOGIZE IMMEDIATELY if he used the C-word toward a black photog ... claiming that particular racial slur is simply "played out."

Morgan just appeared on the "Drex and Maney Show" on WNKS in Charlotte ... and said, "If [Alec] called somebody a coon, he should apologize."

Tracy is referring to allegations Baldwin hurled the racial slur toward a black photog working for the NY Post during a confrontation outside the actor's NY apartment last weekend.

Morgan claims he always got along with Baldwin on the set of "30 Rock" ... and he never heard Alec use a anti-black slur toward him ... but says if ANYONE uses a derogatory term like the c-word, they should apologize immediately

"First of all, coon is played out," Morgan said ... adding, "but that goes for anybody. If another BLACK person calls somebody a coon, he should apologize ... IF he did it."