John Motson comments removed from talkSPORT broadcast

Date published: Tuesday 19th February 2019 9:49

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Radio station talkSPORT say they are treating John Motson’s comments surrounding Tom Elliott “very seriously”.

The broadcaster have removed the broadcast from their website after former BBC commentator Motson described Millwall striker Elliott as “big, black and brave” live on air.

The 73-year-old broadcaster, who came out of retirement last summer to join the radio station after 50 years with the BBC, made the controversial remarks before Millwall’s 1-0 FA Cup fifth-round win at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

The Guardian claims Motson has made a private apology to Elliott, which he has “acknowledged” and the Leeds-born forward “is keen to draw a line under the matter”.

“We reviewed a live commentary by John Motson and decided to remove it from replay. TalkSport and all of its broadcasters take such matters very seriously and would never wish to offend,” read a talkSPORT statement in the Daily Mail.

 

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