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."