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!