Townsend took joke as a compliment
- From the section Football
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend took the joke Roy Hodgson told at halftime during England's World Cup qualifier against Poland as a compliment.
The joke about a monkey in space working for NASA was used as an analogy for Townsend's team-mates to give him the ball whenever possible, but has been misconstrued as having racial connotations.
Townsend was speaking at a charity event to highlight breast cancer awareness.