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Saturday 18 November 2017

Tony Cascarino in ‘holocaust remark storm

Tony Cascarino

Football pundit Tony Cascarino sparked outrage after he described a player as having a "holocaust" of a game.

The former Ireland international made the inflammatory remark on Sky Sports News during a match between Manchester United and Arsenal which saw the north London team suffer a crushing 8-2 defeat.

A clip of the incident, broadcast during the Old Trafford clash, quickly appeared on YouTube.

Discussing defender Armand Traore's performance on the pitch, Cascarino (pictured) said: "Poor Traore at right back is having a holocaust because he's finding himself against (United winger) Nani, who's literally running him from everywhere and (Arsenal midfielder Andrey) Arshavin's just not tracking his runners."

Angry fans immediately hit out at his comments on Twitter.

One user wrote: "Tony Cascarino should be sacked on the spot."

Another added: "Looks like Tony Cascarino could be the next ex-pro on the persona non-gratis list after that on air comment..."

A Sky spokesman said presenter Natalie Sawyer had apologised straightaway for Cascarino's remarks.

The satellite broadcaster said in a statement: "Tony Cascarino made his comments in the heat of the moment.

"An immediate apology on behalf of Tony and Sky Sports was made on air as soon as possible for any offence caused."

Irish Independent

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