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Match Of The Day 2 pundit Alan Pardew has apologised for a comment which prompted 35 viewer complaints.

Pardew used the word rape to describe a tackle while discussing a game between Manchester City and Chelsea.

The former Charlton manager said in a statement released by the BBC that he "apologises unconditionally for any offence caused" in Sunday's programme.

The BBC said it had not taken a decision on whether the pundit would be invited back to work on the show.

The corporation also explained why there has been no on-air apology, saying: "What Alan Pardew said was misheard, it was thought he used the word 'rakes.'"

Pardew, who has also managed West Ham and Reading, was describing a challenge by midfielder Michael Essien on Manchester City player Ched Evans.

The 47-year-old said "He's timed it perfectly. He's a strong boy. He knocks him off - he absolutely rapes him."

The BBC stated that: "If it had been heard, there is no question there would have been an on-air apology."

35 complaints!!! have these people not got lifes? do they sit there watching BBC 24 hours a day waiting for something to complain about?
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Originally posted by derbydan;5802

i thought it was quite witty and funny

That is some messed up language though....who uses the word rape honestly when describing how a player outskills another...

Man, Torres raped Vidic....just sounds stupid lol

Who must he hang around with to have picked up that kind of lingo...

Barry Venison? lol

Where's he now?

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It's a different meaning in sport.

We rape Forest every time we play them.

*Sorry Sorry Sorry don't kill me.

Who are these people who complain? Do they have any social life?

They need to stop keeping their ears close to TVs waiting for any comment that's close to the edge and find a decent football forum. (cough DCFC Fans cough).

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Originally posted by PearTree Ram;5804

That is some messed up language though....who uses the word rape honestly when describing how a player outskills another...

Man, Torres raped Vidic....just sounds stupid lol

Who must he hang around with to have picked up that kind of lingo...

Barry Venison? lol

Where's he now?

few more signatures on that petition from people at work PTR mate

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