Jamaican ESPN presenter, Alexis Nunes, has apologized for comments she made about Tottenham striker Harry Kane’s speech.
Nunes and her colleague and Mark Ogden caught the ire of football fans after the duo were seen on camera poking fun at Kane, who had secured the lead over Brighton in a match on November 2, scoring an impressive 11th goal in 12 appearances.
While Kane’s impressive record, which has seen him move into the top 10 goal scorers in Premier League history, should have been the subject of the ESPN interview, it some how turned into an unpleasant conversation about the striker’s speech after the match.
“Harry Kane, you know he is probably the most,” begins Ogden.
“He’s like ‘Do I have to talk about this mofo?’” adds in fellow presenter Nunes
It’s just really boring, isn’t it?” questions Ogden in response to Nunes’comment.
Then an off-screen voice is heard saying, “I hate hearing him speak. He’s got a weird voice.”
All three presenters then go on to further discuss Kane’s “weird” speech with one even noting “for someone who speaks like that, thank God he plays football.”
The two presenters who were seen on screen in the footage that clearly wasn’t supposed to be broadcasted, have since apologized for their comments.
Nunes shared an Image to her Twitter which read, “I’m truly sorry for the comments we made during a discussion that was inadvertently posted online. They were uncalled for an insensitive. I have the highest regard for Harry Kane, an accomplished athlete and leader. He deserves better from us as do the fans. We’ve all learned a lesson from this unfortunate mistake and again I apologize to Harry and Tottenham Hotspur.”
Similarly, Ogden, tweeted , “An inappropriate conversation with our producer was accidentally posted publicly for a short time before being taken down. Our comments were clearly disrespectful and regrettable.”
“We have the utmost respect for @HKane, a consummate professional and role model to youngsters,” he added tagging the striker.
Despite the apologies, some Twitter users have called for the presenters to be sacked from the network.