Yachting commentator apologises for live mike remarks

America's Cup commentator Martin Tasker. Photo / Norrie Montgomery.
America's Cup commentator Martin Tasker. Photo / Norrie Montgomery.

TVNZ yachting commentator Martin Tasker has apologised for remarks accidentally streamed online when a microphone was left open during this morning's Americas Cup coverage.

The veteran journalist reportedly said he intended to 'do that Jewish woman tonight' while chatting with fellow commentator Peter Lester.

TVNZ's Megan Richards says Mr Tasker has explained the remark was made in reference to setting up an interview with an Israeli journalist.

She says he accepts that in the context of the conversation, that could have been misinterpreted.

In a statement, Martin Tasker says he's very embarrassed and apologetic and regrets the concern the remark has caused.

- Newstalk ZB

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