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Anyone wish to join me in a complaint?

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Pan Sun 17-Feb-13 19:25:00


There's no need to try to square the circle, SF. We just see things differently.

SigmundFraude Sun 17-Feb-13 19:04:29

Well obviously yours. Pan, seriously, where is this headed? So many people could get so offended about so much. Where does it end? Is freedom of speech becoming endangered? It was a poor taste joke. There is so much more for you to take issue with, so why don't you?

Did the feminist thread get to you the other week?

Pan Sun 17-Feb-13 18:55:58

Well, it depends in who's grand scheme we are thinking? Objecting to a joke about women being passed around like a possession is in the grand scheme. Well, mine anyway. Sorry you don't agree. The BBC may or may not see it your way, though their 'code of ethics' is up for a bit of scrutiny, ime.

SigmundFraude Sun 17-Feb-13 18:49:04

'The panel chair said absolutely nothing in response.'

Hardly surprising, bit of a non-issue in the grand scheme of things isn't it.

Pan Sun 17-Feb-13 18:33:22

No, his car is property to give away as he pleases. His wife isn't property. The 'joke' is a grotesque one and that's why I complained and invite others to.

FatherFromFathingDowns Sun 17-Feb-13 18:26:22

Sorry but I don't see the problem. It's a joke. Would it be better if he offered his wife before his Aston Martin?

Pan Sun 17-Feb-13 18:14:52

and challenging the misogyny in footie media is why those two eejits from Sky got the boot. Not least of which was the comments they made about Sian Massey, and any other female official.

Pan Sun 17-Feb-13 18:11:44

tar GMSS - I'd put it in Chat as well (peaceful back water that we are here) and the reaction has been quite mixed.

GiveMeSomeSpace Sun 17-Feb-13 17:45:40

Hmmmm - my gut reaction was, it's a joke and let's take it in the spirit it was intended.

HOWEVER - I find the level of bigotry (by no means limited to misogyny) in football to be nothing short of frightening. It's probably because I expect that level of misogny in football, that my gut reaction was just that.

If I relate the same to rugby, which I follow more than football, I can say with certainty that I'd be very surprised to experience anywhere near the same level of bigotry, therefore wouldn't expect that of sort comment and so would be very surprised if I heard it.

Yep - worth a complaint

PhyllisDoris Sun 17-Feb-13 12:25:56

Relax - it was meant to be a joke. He wouldn't really give away his wife!

Pan Sun 17-Feb-13 12:18:40

Have a listen to Saturday's edition of Fighting Talk on R5 Live here and move along to 41 mins in.

Here is the text of my complaint to the BBC.
" Complaint Summary: Dreadful misogynistic remark by a panel member.

Full Complaint: when asked about the Mansfield Town FC chairman's next actions after giving his manager his old Aston Martin following a big win, one of the panel suggested that should they win by a bigger margin in the next game, the chairman has an attractive wife and maybe she should be next.

I really can't believe that the BBC would let this nasty, discriminatory remark and it's revealing attitude be broadcast. Fighting Talk is a 'comedy' about sport. Reducing ANY woman to the status of 'goods and chattels' to be used to 'recognise' a sporting outcome is breathtakingly offensive. The panel chair said absolutely nothing in response.

Is this show aired 'live'? Is it recorded? Either way it was an utterly shameful remark. I've liked listening to FT over the years. But lets kick blatant sexism OFF sports programmes. I'd be interested in hearing an apology prior to the next show."

Surely this can't go uncommented on?

To complain just go on the BBC website and search 'Complaint'. Everything follows on the from there.


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