By Chris Wright
The BBC was inundated with complaints on Saturday afternoon when, while punditing on the Tottenham-Chelsea game for Final Score, Robbie Fowler described Fernando Torres and Jan Vertonghen as pulling at each other like a pair of girls.”
As per, Twitter was immediately awash with righteous indignation as the complaints flooded in, forcing contrite host Jason Mohammad to apologise before allowing Fowler to personally apologise live on air, saying:
“I made a comment about women’s football. I do apologise. I’m a big, big fan of Liverpool Ladies, who have got a chance of winning the [Women's Super League] tomorrow and I’ll be watching. Obviously, anyone at home who was offended, I am deeply sorry. Hope that’s the end of that.”
Some of his best friends are women’s football.
As for Torres, word has it that the Chelsea striker is facing a massive four-game ban for his conduct at White Hart Lane: one for the red card and an extra three games lumped on top for scratching Vertonghen’s face like a bit of a girl.