I laughed out loud on the train when I read this story this morning. How did ITV News manage to get this oh so wrong??? What a mess.
Via The Telegraph
ITV News has apologised after it used the word “coloured” in a report on racism in football.
The offensive term was used during a report by ITV News reporter Richard Pallot on the racism in football summit at Downing Street on Wednesday.
ITV News apologised shortly after the broadcast on its Twitter page and the word has been removed from all future catchup editions of the broadcast, including an edited clip on the ITV News website.
The ITN-produced programme is now investigating how the pre-recorded report that included the word was allowed to be broadcast.
An ITV News spokesman said: “ITV News apologises for the inappropriate use of the word ‘coloured’ in a report on racism and football in today’s News at 1.30pm. We take this error very seriously and we regret any offence caused.”
LOL @ Prime Minister David Cameron holding a summit on racism in football. I wonder if we will see some changes thanks to this summit.
And look at former footballer John Barnes sitting front and centre next to Cameron. Oh so NOW you want to speak out publicly against racism in football John??? Whatever. I have a long memory. I will always remember him standing up and publicly defending former football manager/TV pundit Ron Atkinson after he called footballer Marcel Desailly a “f**king lazy thick nigger”.
Sit down John!
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The Voice reports that a black gay police officer has won a case of racial and sexual orientation discrimination against Scotland Yard.
Det Con Kevin Maxwell, 33, who works in the Met Police’s counter terrorism command, reportedly told the tribunal he was exposed to racist and homophobic comments from other officers and seniors during duty and training sessions, which he found to be an offensive environment to work in.
“Such practices and behaviour have no place in a modern police service,” Simon Cuthbert, a solicitor who represented Maxwell on his case, told the tribunal.
He continued: “This welcome judgment represents a positive step in rooting out any remaining prejudice in the force.” Continue reading…
Scotland Yard must be VEX! Hahahahahahahaha. They plan on launching an internal investigation which will be supervised by those CLOWNS over at the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC). Yeah once again the police will be investigating the police. Jokers.
Congratulations on your win Kevin.
It has been confirmed that award-winning British actor Idris Elba will play Nelson Mandela in the up and coming biopic Long Walk To Freedom.
The film will chronicle Mandela’s early life and the 27 years he spent in prison.
There is no stopping Idris! Congratulations.