Alfredsson axed after Scottish helicopter remark

Swede removed from Sky Sports commentary box at Dubai Ladies Masters

Alfredsson axed after Scottish helicopter remark

HELEN ALFREDSSON was sacked from the Sky Sports commentary box at this week's Ladies European Tour's Omega Dubai Ladies Masters after an off-the-cuff remark relating to the recent Scottish helicopter tragedy. 

During the coverage a helicopter flew overhead, prompting the one-time major champion and two-time Solheim Cup winner to say she "hoped they are better pilots than they are in Scotland," referring to the accident in which nine people died. 

Alfredsson was immediately removed from the commentary booth and replaced by Carin Koch who had missed the cut in the tournament.

The Swede issued an apology through the LET that said: "Regretfully, I made an inappropriate and distasteful comment on air today and apologize unreservedly for any offense that was caused by this mistake.

"I did not intend to hurt anybody and I am devastated if I have hurt anyone. I feel very embarrassed because this was not intended in any shape or form."

This incident marks the second time that a touring professional has commented on the Scottish tragedy following Steve Elkington's disgraceful remarks.

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