This Is What BBC Sport Editor Dan Roan Said At Leicester Memorial To Spark Outrage

BBC’s sports editor has apologised for off-air comments he made about Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha after he died in a helicopter crash. A recording emerged of Dan Roan’s remarks about Vichai’s marriage, which were picked up by microphones outside Leicester FC’s King Power Stadium. He made them on Monday just yards from the crash site where thousands had come to lay flowers, including Vicahi’s wife Aimon and son Aiyawatt.He was captured by Sky News in an off-air conversation questioning Mr Srivaddhanaprabha’s relationship with his PA and former Miss Thai Universe runner-up Nursara Suknamai who was also killed in the crash. Roan was overheard saying: “The mistress who died in the crash… otherwise known as a member of staff…i.e. mistress. If you were a billionaire, it’s relatively expected, so we shouldn’t judge.” The recording was later posted online and hundreds of football fans slammed Roan’s remarks.One wrote: “It doesn’t matter that it was private, or off-air, you were stood 5 yards away from his memorial. So disrespectful, so thoughtless and hurtful.” On Monday afternoon Roan tweeted to apologise for his comments and said “no offence was intended”. He wrote: “Just want to say sorry for some comments made in a private, off-air conversation earlier with a colleague. Absolutely no offence intended.”Photo Credit: Getty


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