A local hockey association is considering punishing Jason Boyd of Selkirk after video of him calling a teenage hockey player names and shouting at the kid's father went viral. The video — shot Feb. 11, 2013 at Southdale Arena in Winnipeg — shows hockey dad Jason Boyd shouting at a referee for calling a head-shot penalty on a player on his 15-year-old's team, suggesting it was only a penalty because the opposing team's player is “a midget". (YouTube screen grab)
WINNIPEG - A Manitoba man barred from attending his teenage son’s hockey games after mocking an opposing team’s player and shouting at the kid’s father now says he’s sorry.
Jason Boyd, of Selkirk, released a written statement Friday morning, three days after an unflattering video of him calling Chuck Kitson’s son “a midget” went viral on YouTube. The video, which has received more than 69,000 hits as of midday Friday, also showed Boyd — while holding an infant in his arm — offering to “cave in” Kitson’s glasses.
“I want to sincerely apologize to Chuck Kitson and his 15-year-old son for my unacceptable behaviour during the hockey game,” Boyd said in a written statement released to media. “I cannot and will not try to justify or excuse my actions. I had a significant lapse in judgment and for that I am truly sorry."