The embattled radio host was live on air, commentating for the Morocco-Benin match after making an official apology for misogynistic remarks to a female football fan.
Rabat – On the same day that Radio Mars announced Omar El Omari’s suspension, the host was live on air commenting on the Morocco-Benin match in the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2019 knockout stage.
Radio Mars issued a statement at 1pm on July 5, announcing El Omari’s three-day suspension, despite his official apology for misogynist comments. The announcement of his suspension came after a wave of complaints from listeners.
Internet users were fast to their keyboards, asking whether the radio station knew that the controversial host has casually resumed work so soon after the announcement of his suspension.
One Twitter user suggested that El Omari must hold a position of power at the radio station, writing; “either this guy is the main associate in this radio or he holds a sex tape on his boss. It is not acceptable to keep such a person on air.”
“It’s just not possible to allow this individual on air again, he has no tact, I do not think it reflects the image you (Radio Mars) want to convey,” added another user, directing his message to Hicham El Khlifi, CEO of Radio Mars.
As yet, neither Radio Mars nor the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA) has commented on the case.