ISU removes commentating duo over insulting remark

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MONTPELLIER, France: The International Skating Union (ISU) has changed its world championship commentators after they made derogatory feedback geared toward Canadian Meagan Duhamel.

Commentator Simon Reed known as Duhamel, the “bitch from Canada” on the finish of Wednesday’s pairs occasion, apparently pondering his microphone was turned off.

Reed and his commentating associate, Nicky Slater, laughed after the expletive.

“There is no place for harassing and abusive language or remarks and behavior in sport and our society,” the ISU stated in a press release on Thursday.

“The ISU took instant action with its service provider to suspend both commentators with immediate effect and neither will cover any future Figure Skating events for the ISU.”

Duhamel, who gained two world titles with fellow Canadian Eric Radford earlier than retiring in 2018, had criticised the duo’s commentaries on Twitter.

The world championships finish on Sunday.

ISU removes commentating duo over insulting remark

Source : channelnewsasia.com

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