OTTAWA — A Canadian sniper apologized today after he was confirmed to have scored the longest lethal shot on record, according to sources.
The sniper, whose identity is being withheld for operational security reasons, said he was sorry both to the ISIS fighter he killed and to the former record-holder, British soldier Craig Harrison, whose record his 2.2-mile shot smashed by over 3,000 feet.
"Sorry aboot that, eh," the sniper supposedly said as the .50 caliber round ripped through the insurgent's thoracic cavity. "I thought that was a dern moose, friend."
According to experts, Canadian standard operating procedure is to ask a target's permission before ending his life, so as to maintain a spirit of good sportsmanship.
"We're all aboot friendship and fair play up here in Canada, even if we're just killing a bunch of hosers like ISIS," said Canadian military spokesman Mick Robinson. "All the famous Canadians that everyone's heard of like Frank Boucher and Jack Bionda would tell you the same, buddy."
After hiding out in full-body denim ghillie suits for days, the sniper team allegedly returned to their base where they celebrated with a "specially prepared dinner of maple syrup, Tim Horton's doughnuts, Molson Ice, and poutine for the Québécois comm. guy."
Robinson says this shot will "stand right up there with Gretzky's hat trick against Calgary in '88" as one of the greatest moments in Canadian history.
"I'd say that was aboot as accurate as a Gordie Howe slapshot, eh," said Robinson while sitting in a refrigerator and sharpening his ice skates. "I don't even know what a 2.2 miles is, but I'm scared to look it up."
"You happen to catch the score of the curling match?"