The Twitter reaction to Neil Francis’ apology on The Last Word 7 years ago

The Twitter reaction to Neil Francis’ apology on The Last Word

Francis this evening apologised profusely and unreservedly for controversial comments he made on gays in sport on Newstalk yesterday, but as far as some were concerned, he didn’t go far enough.

Francis appeared on The Last Word alongside host Matt Cooper and rugby referee Nigel Owens this evening as he attempted to explain the reasoning behind comments about gay people and sport he made on Newstalk’s Off the Ball yesterday.

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You can see a brief synopsis of the conversation that took place between all parties here, but given the amount of reaction that Francis’ original comments have generated since yesterday, it wasn’t a surprise that there was quite the reaction to his appearance on the show this evening, some of it positive towards Francis and some of it negative.

Here’s a flavour of how it was received on Twitter.

 

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