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Talksport apologises over ‘tranny army’ Scotland football team slur

February 27, 2014
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UK radio station Talksport has apologised after pundit Brian Moore read out a comment describing Scotland’s new football kit as making the players look like a “tranny army”.

On Thursday morning’s Alan Brazil breakfast show, the former rugby union player was looking at comments left on Scotland’s Daily Record website about the new pink and yellow kit. Moore then read out the transphobic slur live on-air.

He said: “I’ve just been looking through some of the tartan army comments on The Daily Record. One said, ‘It’ll suit the tranny army’, which is quite interesting.”

The comments caused widespread anger on Twitter.

Conservative Party activist and LGBT campaigner Tara Hewitt tweeted her disgust.

In response, a Talksport spokesperson told PinkNews.co.uk: “Brian Moore was reading a comment on a Daily Record article about the new Scotland kit, not expressing his own view. However, talkSPORT would like to apologise for any offence caused.”

Related topics: radio station, Scotland, transphobia, transphobic

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