Tottenham Receives Apology After Antisemitic Remarks About President Daniel Levy On Radio Station | Football news

Tottenham acknowledged TalkSport’s apology after anti-Semitic comments about club president Daniel Levy aired live on the radio station’s YouTube channel.

A guest commented on Levy – regarding Spurs forward Harry Kane’s future at the club – on Tuesday night’s Sports Bar show, where hosts Jordan Jarrett-Bryan and Perry Groves did have not responded to these remarks.

A TalkSport statement released Wednesday said the presenters did not respond to the comments because they had been “dumped,” meaning they weren’t aired on the radio.

However, a stream of the show on YouTube continued to air uninterrupted, with the clip then picked up and shared on social media.

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Interlocutor made anti-Semitic remarks about Spurs president Daniel Levy

TalkSport Director Lee Clayton said: “We are all appalled by the comment made by a caller during a live YouTube broadcast of The Sports Bar. There is absolutely no room for discrimination from no kind in society.

“We are deeply sorry for Tottenham and, in particular, for President Daniel Levy, as well as their supporters and the Jewish community for the offense caused by this hateful comment, which should never have been broadcast.

The commentary was appropriately broadcast on our radio station, where we broadcast with a slight delay to ensure that any unexpected and inappropriate comments were not broadcast. However, it was broadcast live on the TalkSport YouTube channel. , which we are currently testing and awaiting a similar swearing / offense deadline. Our team did not consider our YouTube feed and therefore the comments were not challenged as they should have been for our viewers on Youtube.

“It is unacceptable for the comment to appear anywhere and as broadcast partners of the Premier League we take our position very seriously. We take a thorough review of all of our processes, involving our teams through programming, social media and compliance.

“We have suspended the live streaming on YouTube until we are sure we have the same processes and protections in place that we have for our radio broadcast.”

Tottenham issued a response acknowledging TalkSport’s apology, but the club said they were “appalled” by the incident.

“The club takes note of TalkSport’s apology following an anti-Semitic incident on its The Sports Bar program on Tuesday August 3.

“We were appalled that neither of the two presenters addressed the comment, failing to call the trope anti-Semitic. We have no doubt that if an equivalent comment had been made regarding an individual’s race or some other protected characteristic. , the response would have been immediate and distant.

“It cannot be acceptable that anti-Semitism does not receive the same level of condemnation as other forms of discrimination and efforts to address it should not be less rigorous.”

The All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism had previously written to Clayton about the incident, while confirming that he had filed a complaint with Ofcom.

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