Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Black athlete insults the Irish

An Olympic legend has been forced to apologize for a racist slur against the Irish on live television in Britain. Former decathlon champion Daley Thompson, who is black, could lose the chance to light the Olympic torch in London as a result of his gaffe. Thompson has been hit with a deluge of criticism since his anti-Irish joke on the BBC program The One Show. Program bosses were forced to apologize live on air twice after Thompson’s slur. The 53-year-old erred when he was shown a photograph of a torch bearer with the words OYLMPIC torch bearer tattooed onto her arm. Images of the misspelled tattoo have gone global on the Internet but Thompson took an anti-Irish stance when he commented on the photo and said: “The tattooist must have been Irish.” Presenter Matt Baker immediately informed Thompson that the tattoo had been done in the United States.


Anonymous said...

Is this for real???? What has he to apologize for? Big deal, that wasn't some horrible comment. That tattoo (lie all tattoos) is the dumbest thing ever and deserves to be mocked indefinitely. So are we gonna have whites being "offended" all the tim now too??? Sheeesh!
Chicks ain't supposed to have tattoos.

Harold said...

Can you imagine what would have happened if an Irish athlete said that the tattoo artist must have been black? If blacks expect whites to live according to the rules of political correctness then blacks must live by those rules as well.