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BBC Apologise To Viewers For Jill Scott's 'Iconic' Reaction To Being Fouled By Germany Player

Jack Kenmare

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BBC Apologise To Viewers For Jill Scott's 'Iconic' Reaction To Being Fouled By Germany Player

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The BBC has apologised to its viewers after England midfielder Jill Scott used some, well, 'choice' words when she was fouled during the European Championship final.

In the minutes before Chloe Kelly's dramatic extra-time winner against Germany on Sunday night, the experienced Scott took a fall after being hacked down by Bayern Munich's Sydney Lohmann.

The 35-year-old, clearly offended by the tackle, quickly got to her feet before shouting: "f*** off you f***ing prick" towards her opponent. You can see the incident below.

Moments after Scott decided to express her dissatisfaction at Lohmann with a couple of expletives, BBC commentator Robyn Cowen apologised to viewers who might have been offended by her actions.

"Apologies to any lip readers," she said. "Not sure you need to be one to figure out what Jill Scott thought of that."

The thing is, many viewers couldn't have been less offended by the gesture. In fact, many voiced their appreciation of Scott's passionate outburst on social media. Here's a few reactions.


On Monday afternoon, during England's title celebrations in Trafalgar Square, Scott revealed that she has since apologised to her grandma for the outburst.

“I did apologise to my Grandma for swearing," she said. "Hopefully people understand that we wanted to win really badly.”

The 35-year-old, who was part of the England team that lost against Germany in the Euro 2009 final, was congratulated by Prince William after the full-time whistle.

As she collected her winner's medal at Wembley on Sunday night, the pair decided to hug it out instead of the usual handshake.

That's because the Sunderland-born midfielder and Prince William have met on a number of occasions. In fact, Scott was having a kickabout against the Duke of Cambridge in 2012 when an unfortunate incident occured.

"It stems back to about 10 years ago when we did a charity event and I slipped and side-tackled him and actually wiped him out," she remembers.

“The running joke whenever he sees us is, ‘No yellow cards this tournament Jill!’.”

Scott was also involved in another hilarious scene following the 2-1 win. At the start of Sarina Wiegman’s press conference, jubilant England players sang the chorus to 'Three Lions' for a solid 20 seconds.

Wiegman's side, who beat Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland, Spain and Sweden along the way, secured their first major piece of silverware with a 2-1 win over eight-time winners Germany.

Topics: England, Germany, Womens Football

Jack Kenmare
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