TalkSport Host's Joke About Guest's 'Death' Backfires
October 20, 2008 at 5:18 AM (PT)
UTV U.K. national Sports station TALKSPORT has apologized for a joke by SATURDAY "THE SPORTS BAR" host ANDY GOLDSTEIN that led some listeners to believe that former CHELSEA defender JASON CUNDY had died. CUNDY, a survivor of testicular cancer, was scheduled to be on GOLDSTEIN's show on SATURDAY but GOLDSTEIN said CUNDY missed the show because he had "passed away" in FRANCE. Fans brought flowers to CHELSEA's STAMFORD BRIDGE stadium in memory of CUNDY, who is very much alive.
CUNDY told THE MIRROR that "It was a silly joke by ANDY that backfired. My wife got weird texts and someone even changed my WIKIPEDIA page. I'm sorry if people got upset."