Racism got Scott fired, not pressure

2011-09-15 09:42

Johannesburg – According to SuperSport spokesperson Clinton van den Berg, the sports channel decided to fire presenter Darren Scott because of his racist slur and not because of public pressure.

“It was unthinkable for SuperSport to keep him. We were very disappointed to hear about it (the racist slur). It (racism) is a dangerous road to walk and an insult that can’t be tolerated in a society like ours.”

Scott worked as a rugby commentator for SuperSport for the past 18 years.

Scott resigned from Jacaranda 94.2 last week after calling a colleague the k-word during a team building event.
SuperSport met with Scott on Tuesday after which they agreed to go their separate ways.

Although it’s a big setback for the sports channel, SuperSport has many rugby commentators who can fill Scott’s shoes with ease, Van den Berg said.

SuperSport ended its contract with Joost van der Westhuizen in March 2009 after he appeared in a much publicised sex video.

“Joost left SuperSport because he told lies to management. Darren left due to racism.

“It is unthinkable that SuperSport will tolerate such behaviour,” Van den Berg said.

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