Thursday, April 22, 2004
What I'd like to know in relation to the whole Ron Atkinson affair is whether his co-presenters reacted in any way which would suggest they were shocked by his comments. I'd guess not, since Atkinson says himself that he only realised the next day what he'd said (which is rubbish, because if he didn't know what he was saying, then he wouldn't have waited until he thought he was off-mic to say it).
But in that case I don't think the other presenters in the studio at the time are entirely freed from blame either, since I'd assume they were just as much 'on-mic' as he was and in the perfect position to tell him that his racist remark was unacceptable.
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