‘Disrespectful’ – ESPN writer apologises for mocking Harry Kane

Date published: Monday 2nd November 2020 3:31 - Joe Williams

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Mark Ogden, a senior writer at ESPN, has been forced to apologise after a video of him and other pundits mocking Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane went viral.

Footage that was leaked shows ESPN presenter Alexis Nunes and journalist Ogden begin to talk about Kane and his career before stopping to make remarks about his voice.

An off-screen producer then steps in, making comments about the England captain – who already has six goals and eight assists in the Premier League this season – using insulting words.


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Ogden wrote on Twitter: “An inappropriate conversation with our producer was accidentally posted publicly for a short time before being taken down. Our comments were clearly disrespectful and regrettable. We have the utmost respect for @HKane, a consummate professional and role model to youngsters. (1/2)”

“We have contacted Tottenham Hotspur to sincerely apologise directly to @SpursOfficial and to Harry, in addition to the club’s supporters and to the ESPN FC audience.”

Meanwhile, Nunes also posted her apology on social media…

 

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