Dermot Gallagher apology over Holocaust comment
Sky Sports has apologised for any offence caused by Dermot Gallagher after the former top English referee used the word “Holocaust” when talking about Celtic’s Champions League game against Juventus.
The Scottish champions suffered a 3-0 defeat to the Italian giants in the first leg of their last 16 tie in Glasgow on Tuesday night.
And Gallagher, a regular guest, was brought on to Sky Sports News yesterday morning to talk about the refereeing decisions at Celtic Park. However, when talking about the lead up to Alessandro Matri’s opening goal, Gallagher said “we could have had another Holocaust last night”.
Presenters Rob Wooton and Hayley McQueen made an on-air apology minutes later and Sky Sports reiterated that stance yesterday afternoon.
“Dermot Gallagher made a comment on air that he clearly now regrets,” said a statement from the organisation on behalf of Gallagher. “We have apologised on behalf of him and Sky Sports for any offence caused.”
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