Via The Daily Mail
A footballing body today admitted it was embarrassed over the ‘gross error of judgement’ that saw comedian Reginald D Hunter repeatedly using racist slurs during his act at an awards dinner.
Hunter, a black stand-up from Georgia in the U.S., used the word ‘n*****’ a number of times during his 30-minute performance at the Grosvenor Hotel in central London yesterday.
Professional Footballers’ Association chairman Clarke Carlisle said: ‘I thought that we made a really gross error of judgement in who we selected for our entertainment last night. I was embarrassed.’
He added that he ‘apologised unreservedly’, saying: ‘All that has gone on in football over the past few years, with everything that we purport to stand for, his set was inappropriate, it really was.
I don’t know whether to laugh, cry or cringe in embarrassment.
Who thought it would be a good idea to book Reginald for this particular shindig? I could have told them that parts of his stand up would leave some squirming in their seats. The Reginald that they have probably seen on various satirical TV shows tones it down, but his live stand up show is a different beast.
Anyway Reginald is a funny man but some of us really need to stop throwing around the word “nigger”. Just STOP!
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