Six Nations Rugby, BBC One, 4 February 2012

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We received complaints from some viewers who felt it was offensive that Brian Moore used the term ‘Jesus’ during the commentary of the Scotland v England match.

The BBC's Response

We acknowledge that some of our viewers were unhappy with Brian Moore’s use of the term ‘Jesus’ during the Calcutta Cup match.

The Six Nations often provokes a passionate response among our commentary team and on this occasion Brian was surprised at the physio’s appropriate treatment of what looked like a bad injury to David Denton and in the heat of the moment, expressed this in an inappropriate way.

Brian did not intend to offend our audience and we are sorry if on this occasion he did.

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