'Darkies' comment leads to ban
STOCKHOLM - A veteran broadcaster has been banned from the press box at AIK Stockholm after he was heard referring to black players as "darkies" in a radio commentary booth.
Bo Hansson, unaware he was being broadcast, was watching AIK's match against Gefle from the Sveriges Radio box.
During the commentary, listeners heard a voice - later identified as Hansson's - make several references to "darkies".
"Bo Hansson is no longer allowed into the press box this season. What he has done is contrary to our values," AIK managing director Thomas Edselius told the newspaper Sportbladet.
Hansson said: "I was talking to myself in my corner. It was never intended to be broadcast. I had no idea."
Sveriges Radio's Jacob Sillen said: "Such comments can and should never be allowed . It is deeply regrettable."