Football commentary when done at its insightful best, is one of the best things about the beautiful game of football. Fans love it when an analyst or commentator breaks down any passage of play to its bare backbone, with the help of some incredible insight: but the insight got a little too much on Wednesday when Hamilton Academical met Ross County in the Scottish Premiership.
Hamilton Academical sacked a member of their commentary team for the use of indecent language live on air while covering Wednesday night’s 2-1 defeat to Ross County. Co-commentator Bobby Bulloch offered some overly insightful analysis into his half time trip to the toilet after coming back to the commentary box.
Bulloch was late for the start of the second half at the Fountain of Youth Stadium, as he tried to humourously explain himself, with the help of a toilet anecdote.
Bulloch unnecessarily shared with the listeners that he went away for a “jobby” (Scottish slang for poop) in the interval, as well as following it up with an apology for his late arrival, saying that he had to “squeeze quite a bit”. Scroll down to watch the video below.
Despite there being no malice behind the anecdote, the silly attempt at humour was considered to be taking it a bit too far on live television.
The Scottish Premiership outfit who are currently bottom of the standings did not find any form of humour in the situation, as they soon put out a statement which confirmed that they had relieved Bulloch of his commentary duties.
“A contractor used by the club on summarising / co-commentary duties overstepped the mark this evening with a very poor attempt at humour,” a club statement released on Twitter read. “The club did not find this funny and the person will not be used again. Our apologies for this.”
“I went away for a jobby at half time.”— Euan McTear (@emctear) February 4, 2021
“Had to squeeze quite a bit”.
Scottish football commentary is undefeated. Sadly, this Hamilton commentator got sacked. I’d tune in again. pic.twitter.com/QwmBe8Aa2Y