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40 minutes ago, VictorOnopko said:

Tam reading the same (?) apology and adding "including Marvin Bartley" for any upset caused, in a weird staccato voice.

Sounded really, really sincere and contrite about hounding someone for calling out racist abise.

Is BBC Scotland really going to just drop this?

 

 

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Yes is the short answer. Michael Stewart's patter after the Kamara incident against Slavia (Sparta?) Prague was moved on from very quickly. After Anton and Rio Ferdinand called him out he somehow managed to make himself out to be the victim. Then we never heard about it again.

What I don't get about Cowan's response is the way he went after Bartley. It was bizarre. 

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16 hours ago, Moomintroll said:

FFS, why is that name so difficult for people to spell correctly.

same when Dalglish appears with an "e" rammed in. 

Said before on here, when I see it written like that I recall Stan lee saying that it makes him sad for the rest of the day whenever he saw the hyphen dropped from Spider-Man....

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10 minutes ago, houston_bud said:

Yes is the short answer. Michael Stewart's patter after the Kamara incident against Slavia (Sparta?) Prague was moved on from very quickly. After Anton and Rio Ferdinand called him out he somehow managed to make himself out to be the victim. Then we never heard about it again.

What I don't get about Cowan's response is the way he went after Bartley. It was bizarre. 

He went after Bartley because his partner is Eilidh Barbour and she was the main voice calling out his mate for the award speech.

He's a bitter, spiteful twat.

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1 hour ago, The Saintee said:

He went after Bartley because his partner is Eilidh Barbour and she was the main voice calling out his mate for the award speech.

He's a bitter, spiteful twat.

He's never come across that way to me. I've always thought him a pretty decent guy, he's done a lot to help raise money for worthy causes.

Maybe the reason for the odd attack on Bartley was because of Eilidh Barbour. To be honest that makes it even stranger for me. He's not a stupid guy, why get involved in something as sensitive as that because you don't like someone's other half?

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Hopefully this incident is the boot Radio Scotland need to remove this rubbish at the end of the season. 

OTB was a good alternative when it was genuinely championing diddy teams but Cowan especially is far too ingrained in Glasgow thinking now that all he talks about are Rangers, Celtic and 1991. 

If they want to keep some kind of comedy football show Ray Bradshaw and Susie McCabe would be a good idea imo.

Yes you can put this on your Instagram Tam

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I see he's put his apology on Instagram.  He doesn't quite get it does he?  An apology to 'everyone, including Marvin Bartley' when it was only Marvin Bartley he targeted, isn't really an apology to Marvin Bartley...

https://www.instagram.com/p/CmRiYC2qm2u/

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10 minutes ago, houston_bud said:

Ray Bradshaw and Susie McCabe's agent found.

Susie McCabe? Really? Bradshaw definitely but McCabe?

I fully expected Cowan to be off the air today. Amazed he wasn’t

Apologies, who did Elidb Barbour go after at the awards ceremony, that incurred Cowan’s wrath?

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1 hour ago, Clown Job said:

He’s also said twice now he would be the first guy to call it out 

I genuinely don’t remember him saying a peep when the accusations was originally made

The first I heard him mention it was to get stuck into Bartley 

Somehow I'm not sure the guy who still enjoys the comedy of Bernard Manning would be the first to call racism out...

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51 minutes ago, Autistisches Nilpferd said:

Hopefully this incident is the boot Radio Scotland need to remove this rubbish at the end of the season. 

OTB was a good alternative when it was genuinely championing diddy teams but Cowan especially is far too ingrained in Glasgow thinking now that all he talks about are Rangers, Celtic and 1991. 

If they want to keep some kind of comedy football show Ray Bradshaw and Susie McCabe would be a good idea imo.

Yes you can put this on your Instagram Tam

Both are touring comedians and Fridays and Saturdays are the days they are most likely to have gigs so committing to a regular Saturday afternoon show is a non-starter

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11 minutes ago, Afc69 said:

Susie McCabe? Really? Bradshaw definitely but McCabe?

I fully expected Cowan to be off the air today. Amazed he wasn’t

Apologies, who did Elidb Barbour go after at the awards ceremony, that incurred Cowan’s wrath?

If you mean who prompted Eilidh Barbour (and others) to walk out of the SFWA dinner in disgust, it was Bill Copeland.  Apparently Cowan is good pals with him, whoever he is, so the walk-out (and the ensuing publicity) enraged him. 

Someone added on this thread a few pages back that Tam more recently made repeated digs at EB at a Livingston event, which implies that he has been nursing a grudge, and is a possible (probable?) reason why he has since gone after EB's boyfriend both from his BBC platform and on social media, confirming himself to be quite a nasty piece of work in the process.

I'm very surprised that the BBC, who has previously suspended him for his comments on women's football, regard his feeble and insincere apology today as sufficient. 

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17 minutes ago, VictorOnopko said:

If you mean who prompted Eilidh Barbour (and others) to walk out of the SFWA dinner in disgust, it was Bill Copeland.  Apparently Cowan is good pals with him, whoever he is, so the walk-out (and the ensuing publicity) enraged him. 

Someone added on this thread a few pages back that Tam more recently made repeated digs at EB at a Livingston event, which implies that he has been nursing a grudge, and is a possible (probable?) reason why he has since gone after EB's boyfriend both from his BBC platform and on social media, confirming himself to be quite a nasty piece of work in the process.

I'm very surprised that the BBC, who has previously suspended him for his comments on women's football, regard his feeble and insincere apology today as sufficient. 

He’d be the first to call out racism mind apparently *
 

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*Unless it’s his mate doing it to get a cheap laugh

 

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