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Friday, October 17, 2008

Friday Funnies - Brian Moore and the gay slap

Friday Funnies - Brian Moore and the gay slap

We've become accustomed to commentators making the odd peculiar comment over the years in the world of rugby. They're generally a highly criticised, pretty boring bunch who can at best make a game really enjoyable, or at worst, make it down right boring.

Former England Hooker Brian Moore has become famed for being brutally honest and saying what he pleases when commentating the big games. Loved by some, despised by others, Moore's commentary style is anything but dull.

Back in 2004 when England played Scotland in the Six Nations, Moore got himself in hot water over a comment he made about an altercation between Danny Grewcock and Andrew Henderson.

The BBC received a total of ten complaints after Moores 'gay slap' comment was used to describe the ineffectual blow by Henderson. They said the phrase violated guidelines concerned with hurtful or inaccurate stereotypes.

Funny to some, offensive to others, this bit of commentary history will now be part of our archives. We're pretty sure it isn't the last time Moore will be featured either.

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