Rodney Marsh

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Post by jimbojones » Wed Jan 26, 2005 2:30 pm"> ... MHD=soccer


Rodney Marsh has apologised for offensive comments made on air about the Asia tsunami disaster.

The former Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City striker has had his contract terminated by Sky Sports after making the remarks as a pundit on Monday night's You're on Sky Sports programme.

Sky officials met this morning and decided Marsh's comments were "inexcusable".

The 60-year-old, who was known for his outspoken views on football, insisted he did not intend to offend viewers with his comments.

Marsh told the Press Association: "I apologise unreservedly for any offence I caused by my thoughtless and inappropriate comment I made last night.

"My intention was to make a light-hearted football joke."

A Sky Sports spokesperson said: "We have today ended Rodney Marsh's contract with Sky Sports.

"The decision was made this morning, following a review of his comments on last night's edition of 'You're on Sky Sports'.

"During the live night-time phone-in Rodney made comments that were offensive and inexcusable.

"An apology was made within the programme and Rodney's comments were edited and removed from later transmissions.

"These remarks should never have been made and Sky would like to offer its apologies to those who were offended."

Marsh's future in sport broadcasting is now unclear, and he added: "I entirely respect Sky Sports' position and would add my apology to everyone concerned at Sky.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues and senior executives who have been brilliant to me and always supported me during my time at Sky.

"I am hugely disappointed in myself for letting them down."

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Post by jimbojones » Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:07 pm

apparently he said...

"David Beckham won't be going to Newcastle now.

Because of what the Toon Army did to Asia. "

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Post by daved2424 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 4:17 pm

Good. I never liked him anyway. He made some other comment once before. As a result the show the next night went out super late with an apology buried in there too. most annoying.

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Post by airlink1 » Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:45 pm

His best move yet - well rid.

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Post by Mark NYorks » Fri Jan 28, 2005 1:44 pm

Inappropriate comments, but he'll be a big loss to Sky Sports, especially on Gillette Soccer Saturday and You're on Sky Sports.

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Post by daved2424 » Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:33 pm

No he won't!

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Post by tippguy » Fri Jan 28, 2005 4:51 pm

i think he'll be a loss aswell. he always added a bit of atmosphere to soccer saturday. he never held anything back on you're on sky sports he was open to everyone and told tcallers weather he agreed with them or weather they were making a fool of themselves. Although he will be truley missed it was the right decision by sky.

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Post by Lee Smith » Fri Feb 04, 2005 4:21 pm

Typical of the P.C. brigade looking for blood to drink.

If you look at the majority of sky shows, they're stuffed with porn, swearing, double entendre's, sexual innuendo's and racial hatred.

I think they're the ones who should apologise, as of my contract finishing soon, I won't be renewing.

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Post by trotsky » Tue Mar 15, 2005 10:58 pm

Football pundit Rodney Marsh, sacked by Sky 2 months ago, will return on Talk Sport tomorrow.

He is co-hosting the Sports Breakfast show while Alan Brazil is at the races!

You either love or loathe Rodney. I think he's great and was treated unfairly by Sky. The game needs characters such as him and I'm looking forward to having him back for the next 3 days!

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Post by cjjm07766 » Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:27 pm

All i'll say is that if you met him in real life you would think differently.

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