Apology is swift in coming as social media reacts to the slur.
Channel 7 AFL commentator Brian Taylor has come under fire after he called Geelong defender Harry Taylor a “big poofter” on live TV.
The outspoken commentator made the comment after footage was shown on Channel 7’s Saturday Night Footy panel show of Harry Taylor being chaired from the field last weekend.
The former Richmond and Collingwood full-forward is a long-time critic of players celebrating “minor” milestones and the popular Cat’s unusual wave after his 150th game forced him to interject into the panel discussion.
However, Taylor apologised during his call of the Sydney Swans and Carlton Blues game for erring in judgement.
“In the pre-game show I said something that I regret, and I sincerely apologise in regard to Harry Taylor and anyone, and particularly Harry and any of his friends, that were offended by my remark,” he said.
“I apologise for that and I sincerely regret any harm that I have caused.”