(WSCR) Dean “Boomer” Molberg, a morning show host at The Fan 960 in Calgary, has been suspended after he said on air that he wished the Saskatchewan Roughriders’ plane would crash before their playoff game against Calgary.
Molberg’s comments are particularly disturbing given the plane crash of 1956 that killed five Canadian football stars.
Molberg has since issued the following apology:
I’m writing this letter of apology in regards to the unacceptable comments towards the Saskatchewan Roughriders I made during our morning show on Sportsnet 960 The FAN on Wednesday, November 7th.
It was an attempt at being funny, which in the end was neither funny nor appropriate. Not even close. It was clearly not thought out, for if it was I’d have never said it. There is no excuse for it, and I’m not in any way looking to defend my actions. This was in no way, shape or form a ratings ploy or an attempt to garner attention to myself or the radio station. I made a mistake.
I would like to firstly apologize to the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, staff, players and family and fans. My comments are no doubt troubling to you all, and as someone who has a young family myself, I hope you can understand the regret I have for saying them. I made a huge error in judgment and very sincerely wish no harm to any of you. We are all appreciative of the rivalry that exists between these two clubs, and I unfortunately made a terrible choice in an attempt to add fuel to it.