Calgary radio host suspended over plane crash comment

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November 9, 2012 - 8:00am
Radio file photo. Adriana Christianson/CJME
Radio file photo. Adriana Christianson/CJME

One day after an on-air apology a Calgary sport show host is facing punishment over comments he made.

On Wednesday morning Dean “Boomer” Molberg said he wanted the plane carrying the Saskatchewan Roughriders to the western semi-final to crash and four players to die.

The radio station has now posted a statement on it’s facebook page in reaction to the comments made by Molberg.

“Sportsnet 960 The Fan does not condone comments made early Wednesday morning by Dean Molberg regarding the Saskatchewan Roughriders football organization.

Molberg has been suspended through the end of the CFL season and he has apologised, both publicly and to the Roughriders football club. The statement goes on.

“Sportsnet 960 The FAN deeply regrets the incident and will be making a donation to the Saskatchewan Roughriders charity of choice.”

The statement is signed Kelly Kirch, Program Director, Sportsnet 960 The FAN.

The comments caused outrage both with fans at home and in Calgary. Many were angered because of the link to the fatal crash on December 9, 1956 where four players from the club were killed.

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