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Gordon Strachan Won't Feature On Sky Sports After Comments Made On Adam Johnson

Gordon Strachan Won't Feature On Sky Sports After Comments Made On Adam Johnson

Sky has landed itself in hot water after Gordon Strachan made a controversial claim about Adam Johnson.

The 62-year-old Scottish football manager made an appearance on Sky Sports' The Debate, in which he questioned the abuse that the 31-year-old sex offender could receive on the pitch and likened it to the ongoing racism issues that have affected the sport.

"If he goes onto the pitch and people start calling him names, have we got to do the same as it is to the racist situation?" he said.

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"Is it all right to call him names now after doing his three years -- have we got to allow that to happen?"

Well, it's safe to say that the broadcaster has no intention of using him again for Sky Sports.

According to the Guardian, Strachan is not directly employed by Sky and the company can't reprimand him for the comments that he made.

However, Sky has released a statement and made it clear that they don't support the views of the former Scotland manager.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"The comments were made by a guest on The Debate. Of course, Sky Sports does not support the comments and we're sorry for the offence they have caused," Sky said.

Johnson was released from prison last month after serving three years in prison for child sex offences involving a 15-year-old girl.

Earlier this month, the former Sunderland and Manchester City player said that he "deeply regret[s]" his actions.

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"I am very sorry for the effect my conduct had on those directly and indirectly involved. It should never have happened and I deeply regret what I did," he said in a statement.

"I now want to concentrate on the future and want to demonstrate through my actions that I am committed to repaying them for their support."

It has previously been reported on many occasions that Johnson plans to revive his football career after he served his time in prison.

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Featured Image Credit: PA/Sky Sports

Topics: Manchester City, Football News, Football, Sunderland, Sky Sports, Sky, Adam Johnson, TV

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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