Ron Atkinson quits over a racist comment

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ITV said Atkinson was "devastated and very sorry" after a comment made in the wake of Chelsea's Champions League game against Monaco on Tuesday. the comment got picked up on arabsat live The football pundit was last night forced to resign from his job with ITV Sport - worth up to £200,000-a-year.
 
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I believe the Guardian has also dropped him from the writing pool.
 
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Channel Hopper said:
I believe the Guardian has also dropped him from the writing pool.
I think they said they would investigate and comment on it later on today
 
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No its been all over news he as gone it was on the 1 o clock news this afternoon
 
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Hm, anyone know what he actually said, or was it too racist to be repeated the forum?
 
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Just been informed of what he said and he deserves everything he gets, got to be one of the most expensive off the record racist remarks in history.
 
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fu**ing lazy big n****r was about the jest of it,ooops.class 1 prat.
 
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Good enough for him. I suspect that's just the tip of a very large iceburg.
 
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yes ,watch the papers tomorrow ive a feeling theres more to come.
 
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In the song by Elvis Costello,Olivers Army,the lyrics are clear when he mentions 'One less white nigger"......and this song has never been banned on the radio or tv.....rap artists use this word all the time.........i can remember when people had to call black people"coloured"......and now they prefer to be called black......where will it all end....it seems one rule for some......................brian
 
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Hang on. Nigger comes from Spanish, Negro, meaning black. So it's complete balderdash to call someone a white nigger. Nigger is denigrating and refers to black people.
 
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But not when its spoken by a black person......................
 
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You cannot have it both ways,thats why we no longer use the words queer or poof but have to use "mature content".............mind you,having it both ways was recommended by the singer Tom Robinson "glad to be mature content"........who is now married with children...what happened there then?....buggers can be choosers.....excuse spelling
 
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It would probably have been the same if he had said f***ing lazy black, if he'd said lazy waster and kept it non-racial he probably would have been alright, even given the expletive.
 
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