FA Cup Match of the Day, BBC One, 25 January 2015

Complaint

We received complaints from some viewers unhappy with the comments made by Phil Neville during the programme.

Response

 

When analysing the playing style of Tomas Rosicky, Phil attempted a tongue-in-cheek comment.  This comment was not meant to offend in any way, but on reflection, Phil acknowledges that the language he used was unfortunate.

That said, Mark Chapman did immediately challenge him and the tone of the discussion was light-hearted enough to suggest that the panel were not condoning any kind of violence or setting an example to a younger audience.

 

BBC Sport will, however, remind the team to take extra care during discussions during our live programmes.