Big Ron quits!Watch
I personally take the view that he isn't racist and it wasn't meant in a racist way. I just saw an interview with him on ITV and this was basically what he was trying to say. However, not being great with words, the best he could manage was "In my book it wasn't racist", which I think was actually supposed to come across in the way I've mentioned, but inevitably came across as "****** isn't a racist term". He then just got ripped apart from the interview who retorted: "If you don't think that's racist then you are a racist". I don't think this is fair and Big Ron was visably distraught at the fact that no matter how hard he tried he just could not clear his name. It wouldn't surprise me if as soon as the cameras stopped rolling he broke down.
On the other hand I see that he didn't really have any choice to resign. If he hadn't then ITV wouldn't have had any choice but to sack him, due to the inevitable backlash from equality groups that they would have experienced, which would have made him look even worse. This does not however make it fair that he had to resign and I feel quite sorry that things in the world are such that he did.
Well there's no need for a spur-of-the-moment rant to include the term "******", "twat" might have done. Plus I thought "******" would be rather modern for Ron, he might've rather used one of them old-fashioned terms like "spear-thrower"...
i thowt he wasnt a good pundit at all. he pointed out too much of the obvious and tried to be funny but failed badly!
i think Earle is actually a pretty good pundit and makes some good comments which arent too obvious tothe average fan. same with andy gray (but he has gone a bit off the plot lately! lol)
imo the best pundits are: Alan Hanson, Martin O'Neil, Ian Wright, Pete Scheimichel, Alan Smith, Mark Lawerance(?). coz dey all make the best comments.