By Matthew Roscoe • 26 October 2020 • 13:09
BBC commentator, Guy Mowbray, deletes his Twitter account after receiving an angry backlash over his Marcus Rashford comments.
The well-known Match of the Day commentator made the decision to terminate his account after comments he made towards Rashford during United’s goalless draw against Chelsea on Saturday, October 24, were poorly received by fans.
Mowbray said: “He didn’t get a win in parliament, but he got the winner in Paris.
“And whether you agree with Marcus Rashford’s causes or not, there’s surely only admiration for his continued commitment,” he continued.
The 22-year-old England forward, who has been widely praised for his campaign to fight child hunger in the UK, recently lost his fight to extend free school meals over the holidays until Easter 2021 was defeated.
Before deleting his Twitter account, the BBC commentator decided to release a statement to clarify his position: “I really think it is time to go now.
“Disturbing getting hounded by people whose view of a situation is, in reality, the same as mine.
“Impartiality broadcast rules mean things have to be phrased a certain way.
“I tried to do that, having checked my original words in the morning with the programme editors.
“I had to change them – it’s in the political arena so balance (however strange that may seem with some topics) is paramount.
“The first things I said were purely factual.
“The latter was wholesome praise of someone fighting a noble cause. That’s it. Couldn’t have done anymore. Shouldn’t have done any less.”
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