BBC investigate MotD2 host after claims City owner Sheik Mansour has ‘serial killer’ eyes

They are a little bit scary, to be fair


Much maligned (by us, anyway) Match of the Day host Colin Murray has got himself into a spot of bother with his bosses at the BBC after going on Candian radio and demonstrating both a personality and a opinion, two traits Beeb presenters are contractually obliged to have surgically removed.

During the conversation broadcast last Thursday, described as ‘tasteless’ and ‘outrageous’ by the News of the World, Liverpool fan Murray claimed Manchester City owner Sheik Mansour had “the eyes of a serial killer” and accused Manchester United and Liverpool’s American owners as having “the hearts of a pea”, before signing off with “Just before I go: f**k.”

Murray also suggested Liverpool players are using boardroom turmoil as an excuse for their terrible form:

I don’t think Steven Gerrard goes home to his swimming pool or his Jacuzzi or in front of his 48-inch TV and says ‘sorry love, I can’t enjoy my millions of pounds until I know what’s happening with Gillett and Hicks’. I don’t think that’s necessarily the case.

Can we have a new ‘Straight Talking’ segment on MOTD2, please? Actually, can we have anything that’ll replace the ‘match replays overlaid with comedy sound effects’ fare we’ve had so far this season?

BBC bosses are reported to be rather unimpressed with the candid chat, conceeding they had spoken to Murray about it. A spokesperson said:

Colin has recognised he overstepped the mark.

Only two more strikes for Colin before we could possibly, maybe be seeing AC Jimbo on Sunday night telly! (We won’t.)

3 responses so far
  • Darren // October 11, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    “described as ‘tasteless’ and ‘outrageous’ by the News of the World”

    Somehow, rolling out the old chestnut about black pots and kettles when covering the NotW describing something else as ‘tasteless’ and ‘outrageous’ just seems too easy …

  • vs // October 11, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Wouldn’t miss his cockiness if he’s fired. BTW, how is Jeremy Clarkson allowed to be borderline racist while being one of BBC’s highest paid presenters?

  • elcynico // October 11, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Clarkson gets away with it because the BBC makes millions off of Top Gear. I can’t stand him or Murray. Clarkson is arrogant and smug, and so is Murray.

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