PFA apologise to FA chairman David Bernstein over booking of comedian Reginald D Hunter at awards dinner
The comedian used the word 'n*****' a number of times in his set
Thursday 09 May 2013
Football Association chairman David Bernstein has revealed he received a personal apology from the PFA after comedian Reginald D Hunter's performance at the players' union's awards dinner.
The black American comedian has been criticised after he used the word 'n*****' a number of times in his set. He has since defended his routine, describing the awards dinner as "irony's night off".
Bernstein however said the PFA had been careless to choose Hunter as he is well-known for his stand-up routine.
Bernstein told talkSPORT: "I was very uncomfortable, I thought it was unnecessary, I thought it was a bad choice and a little careless if I may say for them to choose him because that's his act.
"I think they had some assurances that it would be different on this occasion but leopards don't change their spots.
"I have to give a lot of credit to PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle who reacted really well. He held his hands up immediately, apologised to myself and others personally and acted with great dignity.
"He made the best of a pretty bad job."
Carlisle has also apologised to anyone else offended by the show.
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