McCririck loses age tribunal case

Racing pundit John McCririck has lost his age discrimination employment tribunal case against Channel 4.The panel said his "pantomime persona...and his self-described bigoted and male chauvinist views were clearly unpalatable to a wider audience."

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Tribunal: McCririck's 'pantomime persona unpalatable'

In its judgement, the Employment Tribunal blamed Mr McCririck's on-screen persona for his demise.

All the evidence is that Mr McCririck's pantomime persona, as demonstrated on the celebrity television appearances, and his persona when appearing on Channel 4 Racing, together with his self-described bigoted and male chauvinist views were clearly unpalatable to a wider potential audience.

The tribunal is satisfied that the respondent had the legitimate aim of attracting a wider audience to horseracing.

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