Sky Sports Apologizes for Broadcaster’s X-Rated Language Regarding Man United Goalkeeper Andre Onana
In an unfortunate turn of events, Sky Sports had to issue an immediate apology for the use of foul language by popular broadcaster Melissa Reddy during their coverage of Manchester United’s season-opening Premier League match against Wolves. Reddy was discussing the disciplinary approach of new Red Devils goalkeeper Andre Onana, who recently joined the club in a £47 million summer deal from Inter Milan.
Known for his no-nonsense attitude, Onana had previously shown his passionate approach by shouting at Harry Maguire for a mistake during a pre-season defeat to Borussia Dortmund. Given his first competitive start in Tuesday’s Premier League opener against Wolves, Onana used x-rated language to describe how he had been “b********g his defenders.”
Speaking before the match, Reddy explained, “He [Erik ten Hag] feels that in Onana, he has signed a big personality. We’ve already seen glimpses of that. Him b******ing his defenders when they’ve made a mistake. He is calm and assured that both players will drive United to the next level.”
Vicky Gommersall, who was presenting at the other end of Sky’s feed, immediately apologized for the use of foul language and tried to make Reddy aware of her mistake. Reddy responded, “Just going to apologize to anyone if they were offended by the use of your language there.”
Reddy has become one of Sky’s most popular broadcasters in recent seasons, earning more airtime on the major television station. However, some viewers were disappointed by her use of expletives and expressed their frustration on social media after noticing the error. One viewer tweeted, “She’s the most embarrassing pundit on Sky, and that’s quite difficult to achieve. A bad YouTuber at best.” Another commented, “Sky are so woke apologizing, don’t think anyone is offended.”
Sky Sports has since apologized for the incident and assured viewers that they will take necessary steps to prevent such language from being used in the future.