Tuesday, May 27, 2014



British football presenter forced to apologise after "homophobic" joke

"Poofter and "woofter" are British slang for homosexuals.  They are not as contemptuous as the American "faggott"



A Sky Sports presenter was forced to apologise on air today after former England football manager Terry Venables appeared to make a homophobic 'joke'.

Venables, who also played for England before managing Crystal Palace, Barcelona and Tottenham Hotspur, was being interviewed on Sky show Goals on Sunday.

Speaking about the 1991 FA Cup final at Wembley, Venables told an anecdote about how then Nottingham Forest manager Brian Clough held his hand as the two team walked out onto the pitch.

The Dagenham-born 71-year-old said: 'As I come out he grips my right hand with his left hand and I'm clamped, I'm clamped.'

Venables appears to say they looked like a 'pair of woofters'.

Sky Sports presenter and former footballer Chris Kamara, sitting on the sofa opposite, then laughed loudly, while the show's host Ben Shephard looked uncomfortable.

The 39-year-old then apologised for Venables' comment.

Richard Lane, spokesman for gay rights organisation Stonewall, said: 'This kind of language might have been acceptable in 1991 but seems really rather dated in Britain today.'

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Homosexuals are eager to force acceptance of their repugnant perverse sexual activities.

Anonymous said...

They are acting like teenagers over "homo" jibes.

Anonymous said...

Is 1:19 a troll trying to provoke the usual pointless arguments about homosexuality on this site?

Anonymous said...

faggots will now respond with their moralphobic logic

Anonymous said...

Imagine that - a 71 year old coming out with 'dated' terminology.
Will wonders never cease?

Anonymous said...

7:07 - Not "faggots will" but bigots are already responding with their moralphobic illogic.

Anonymous said...

It's a pretty crap society when an adult of senior age can't say that holding hands with a man against his wishes makes him uncomfortable. Not only are they trying to make homosexuality acceptable but compulsory.

Anonymous said...

Just how is two men holding hands anything to do with homosexuality? There are cultures around the world where it's common for adult men to walk around holding hands. Didn't you see G.W.Bush walkng hand in hand with an Arab royal. Was the US President being forced into homosexuality or even Islam? Get over your irrational homophobia - yes, literal fear and hysteria about homosexuals, and no doubt Freudian fear of being one too!!

Anonymous said...

5:04, what makes it a phobia? and if so, why weren't Germans labeled as Judeaphobic when, out of fear, they exterminated them? you moron.

Anonymous said...

3:23 - your whole comment is moronic!