Advertisement

  1. National

N-word controversy at awards

The Professional Footballers’ Association have accused a comedian of making “offensive” remarks during his stand-up routine at their awards ceremony – and have him to return his payment.

View all 10 updates ›

Comedian choice was 'gross error of judgement'

The PFA chairman admitted it was a "really gross error of judgement" choosing comedian Reginald D Hunter to perform at last night's awards dinner, the Daily Mail reported.

He told the newspaper:

As the chairman I am embarrassed. I apologise unreservedly and it won’t happen again on my watch.

I thought that we made a really gross error of judgement in who we selected for our entertainment last night. I was embarrassed.

All that has gone on in football over the past few years, with everything that we purport to stand for, his set was inappropriate, it really was.

More top news