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MacLean issues apology for controversial remark

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Ron MacLean says he regrets and is apologizing for what happened on Tuesday night’s Hockey Night In Canada broadcast.

During the second intermission MacLean made a joke about a picture of a shirtless man that could be seen on a shelf behind analyst and former NHL player Kevin Bieksa.

MacLean’s comment, “You have a photo of a guy with his tarp off, you’re definitely positive for something” was seen by some as homophobic.

In a statement Wednesday afternoon on Twitter, MacLean says he was referencing drinking alcohol in his comment but he says he completely understands the potential for misunderstanding exists.

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MacLean says he is deeply sorry and he has reached out to his allies in the LGBTQ2S+ community and he appreciates the power of voices of those who spoke to him.

(Image supplied by Twitter).

 

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