BBC says sorry to Liverpool

BBC Radio Five Live boss Bob Shennan has sent a letter to local council leader and Everton fan Warren Bradley apologising about the comments made by commentator Alan Green during a recent football match on Merseyside between Everton and Reading.

Alan Green told listeners to Five Live that Sylvester Stallone, who was a special guest at the match, would probably find his limousine had no wheels when he returned to it.

The Liverpool Daily Post printed Bob's letter, which said: [i]"Alan's comments were an ill-judged attempt at humour that misfired and were not funny. Please accept my apology for any offence caused.

"As you state in your letter Alan is a regular visitor to Liverpool covering both Premiership teams, and has a real affection for both its football clubs and the people there.

"He has covered football in the city with great distinction for more than 20 years, including the many high points in the recent history of both Liverpool and Everton football clubs.

"I know that the last thing he would ever want to do would be to cause their supporters any offence."[/i]

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