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BIG RON QUITS ITV OVER 'RACIST' JIBE
Football pundit Ron Atkinson has resigned from ITV Sport after making racist comments off-air after last night's game between Chelsea and Monaco, a spokesman for the channel said tonight.

Atkinson was said to be ``devastated and very sorry'' for any offence caused and offered his resignation to his ITV bosses immediately.

The spokesman said: ``We do not in any way condone the comments in question, which were not broadcast as part of ITV's coverage but were made in an off-air conversation after the game.''


The spokesman said: ``It was a regrettable lapse by a respected and experienced broadcaster who has been part of the ITV sports team for many years.

``We have discussed the situation with Ron Atkinson, who is devastated and very sorry for any offence caused by his comments.

``He immediately offered his resignation which we have accepted.''

Credit: Sportinglife.com


thank **** for that, no more aimless drivel when watchin football
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I want to know what he said
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(Original post by sillynarb2)
BIG RON QUITS ITV OVER 'RACIST' JIBE
Football pundit Ron Atkinson has resigned from ITV Sport after making racist comments off-air after last night's game between Chelsea and Monaco, a spokesman for the channel said tonight.

Atkinson was said to be ``devastated and very sorry'' for any offence caused and offered his resignation to his ITV bosses immediately.

The spokesman said: ``We do not in any way condone the comments in question, which were not broadcast as part of ITV's coverage but were made in an off-air conversation after the game.''


The spokesman said: ``It was a regrettable lapse by a respected and experienced broadcaster who has been part of the ITV sports team for many years.

``We have discussed the situation with Ron Atkinson, who is devastated and very sorry for any offence caused by his comments.

``He immediately offered his resignation which we have accepted.''

Credit: Sportinglife.com


thank **** for that, no more aimless drivel when watchin football
eeek! i wonder what he said!
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yeah i wanna know what he said
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(Original post by sillynarb2)
yeah i wanna know what he said
hopefully it will come out in the tabloids
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Something about Desailly apparently...
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i heard he called desailly a "****ing lazy ******"
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i heard he called desailly a "****ing lazy ******"
well he didn't play great, but there was no need for him to say it like that
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Oh that's just handbags that is...

http://www.thinkclear.co.uk
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Those comments were unacceptable but I think we all felt that to some extent after his terrible performance.
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I've just watched Room 101 on BBC 2 tonight with Big Ron as the guest.

Is this the new 'bolder' BBC's attempt at irony?!?
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I've just watched Room 101 on BBC 2 tonight with Big Ron as the guest.

Is this the new 'bolder' BBC's attempt at irony?!?
yeah i thought that

maybe Ron is trying to get himself on MOTD
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yeah i thought that

maybe Ron is trying to get himself on MOTD
Is that the BBC's new employment strategy? "You maybe racist, but as we cant afford Des Lynam, you'll do".
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[QUOTE=kingslaw]I've just watched Room 101 on BBC 2 tonight with Big Ron as the guest.

Two appearances on BBC in a week after appearing on question of sport last week.
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Is that the BBC's new employment strategy? "You maybe racist, but as we cant afford Des Lynam, you'll do".
Des Lynam is almost as shite as Ron
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I always thought he was a bit creepy anyway so good riddance...
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That Room 101 is a repeat, I saw it ages ago, unless he's done another.
Yeah, it was a repeat. Still seemed a curious choice to show considering the news. It cant be difficult just to show a different repeat.
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yeh and the edition of room 101 was scheduled in the tv guide ages ago before it happened so its just quite ironic, not intentionally done
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Des Lynam is almost as shite as Ron
At least Des doesnt pretend to know how to commentate a football match. I preferd him at the BBC. Then again, I prefered MOTD showing highlights to The Premiership.

Maybe I'm just a snob though!
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Actually, I'd rather grown to like Big Ron. Despite his comedy catchphrases, he did actually talk sense.
no he never talked sense

but his catchphrases were :cool:
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