‘The world’s going mad’: Angry fans blast ‘WOKE BBC’ as ex-football star is AXED for daring to use harmless ‘handbags’ term on air.
Fans have accused the BBC of an "absolutely ridiculous" over-reaction after a radio pundit was dropped for using the term "handbags", accusing people who complained about his comments of being "offended by every single thing".
Former Leicester and Sheffield United defender Steve Thompson was working on a lower division match for BBC Radio Lincolnshire when he used the harmless term, which is even defined in the dictionary as “an incident in which people, especially sportsmen, fight or threaten to fight but without real intent to inflict harm”.
Thompson is said to have been "devastated" by the corporation's decision to suspend him over complaints about his description of a minor altercation during the match, which has shocked fans and sparked a campaign to reinstate the veteran co-commentator.
"'Tommo', who commentates on Lincoln City games, has been suspended by the woke BBC for saying an incident during Tuesday night's game against Swindon involving two players was 'just handbags'," said author and Lincoln fan Bernard O'Mahoney.
Nov 28, 2020 -- 10:37AM, ----you-have-to-laugh--- wrote:
Ex football star is pushing it.Posting links to Russia todayIt's only handbags, let him be suspended.
Clowns like you are part of the problem.