Monday, August 07, 2006
Dean Jones does a Big Ron
Atkinson was famously sacked as both an ITV pundit and Guardian columnist for calling Marcel Desailly "a lazy fucking nigger" - his excuse being that he did not think he was on air. Well Dean Jones' comment was perhaps even a touch more insensitive when he labelled the South African Hashim Amla 'a terrorist' after he held a catch at slip. "The terrorist has got another wicket" remarked Jones.
Switchboards were flooded with calls of complaint and Jones' employers Ten Sports reacted swiftly, sacking Jones immediately.