BBC Sports Editor apologises for off-air comments about Leicester City owner

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BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan has apologised for off-air comments he made about Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the Leicester City owner who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday.

Roan's remarks were picked up by microphones close to a memorial to Srivaddhanaprabha and four fellow passengers at Leicester's King Power Stadium.

Roan was heard speaking off-camera to a colleague when he was heard to say: "‘As opposed to the mistress who died in the crash, otherwise known as “member of staff”, i.e. “mistress”."

Roan, who has been Sports Editor since 2014, later apologised on Twitter.


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Earlier this year Roan, who is based out of MediaCityUK in Salford, was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Northampton.