BBC Apologizes For Joke About Soccer Legend's Death
April 27, 2007 at 5:42 AM (PT)
The BBC has apologized for a joke told by a local host in MANCHESTER about the death of soccer legend ALAN BALL. BALL died of a heart attack fighting a fire in his yard on TUESDAY night at 61, and BBC RADIO MANCHESTER midday host ALLAN BESWICK quipped WEDNESDAY, "At least we know he's no good at putting out fires."
The station received two complaints, and BESWICK later apologized on the air and the BBC issued an additional apology calling BESWICK's joke "ill-judged and wholly inappropriate."