South Africa is hosting the biggest show on earth (The World Cup) and now here come the jokes….
Via The Guardian
TV/radio personality Chris Evans has apologised for posting a joke about poverty in Africa and the World Cup on Twitter.
Evans retweeted a joke about African football fans and the noisy horns known as vuvuzelas that had been circulating on the micro-blogging site.
“Apologies for last retweet didn’t read it properly,” he said. “Never meant to offend. Not funny at all.”
The 44-year-old Evans, who has more than 84,000 followers on Twitter, said:
“You give an African £2 a month and what do they do? Buy a bloody trumpet.”
The comment sparked criticism from some of his followers, with one calling it a “bit Bernard Manning”. Another wrote: “Chris Evans is a backward racist. I used to like this fool. Let’s make jokes about gingers and see how he likes it!”
Evans soon removed the tweet and apologised, claiming he had not read the joke properly before retweeting it to his followers.
Chris you know you laughed out loud after reading that joke that’s why you retweeted it to your followers.
Claiming that you had not read it properly…. now that’s funny!!!
ha ha ha!
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