Sir – At around 7.20 this morning ,12 August,whilst listening to the BBC’s flagship Radio 4 “Today” programme ,I was shocked and astonished at the presenter James Naughtie’s casual and repeated uasge of racist and disabilist language in respect of Jose Mourinho’s reported reaction to his team physio’s intervention during last Saturday’s match against Swansea. Along with two sports-medicine expert guests , Mr.Naughtie repeatedly articulated,with seeming relish the abusive and derogatory term , ” nuts ” as in ” He went nuts “,etc,when describing Mr.Mourinho’s reaction to the highlighted incidence during the game. In relating this to the team physio’s gender being female, Mr.Naughtie opined that Mourinho’s reaction was attributable to an infusion of ” Latin volatility ” ; thereby attributing psychological characteristics on the basis of offensive racial stereotypes,i.e. hot-blooded latins. Given the BBC’s institutional penchant for advocating ad nauseam ,Political correctness ;the appalling cavalier behaviour demonstrated by Mr.Naughtie as regards both race and disability was a staggering display of hypocrisy.
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