Last week the Toronto Sun ran a story about how The Who’s Pete Townshend mouthed “f--- off” toward a dad with a seven-year-old daughter on his shoulders at the Quadrophenia performance at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton.
Eric Costello and his daughter Janey had moved toward the stage with a sign that said “Smash your guitar, Pete.”
The guitarist and songwriter seemed irritated and a YouTube video shows him mouthing the epithet.
Now a contrite Townshend has issued a personal apology.
“Apologies and condolences from my side, and very best wishes to you and your family,” Townshend wrote in a personal letter to Costello Thursday, asking if they could “meet and be friends and put this behind us?"
Boy if that's all you gotta do to be friends with Pete I'll flood him with emails asking him to smash his guitar!