Sports inclusion advocate says HNIC host Ron MacLean has apologized for his on-air comments –

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An LGBTQ + rights organization said Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean apologized for comments he made on air Tuesday night that many interpreted as homophobic.

David Palumbo, vice president of You Can Play, which promotes inclusion in sports, said he spoke to MacLean on Wednesday morning and said the 61-year-old broadcaster “apologized and took possession of [what he said. »]

During the second intermission of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens playoff national television show on Tuesday, MacLean made an apparent reference to a photo of a shirtless man that could be seen on a shelf. behind analyst and former NHL player Kevin Bieksa.

“You’ve got a photo of a guy with his tarp, you’re definitely upbeat about something,” MacLean said on the show, which airs on CBC and produced by Rogers Sportsnet.

WATCH | Ron MacLean under fire following Tuesday’s on-air comments:

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