BBC Northern Ireland Reporter Andy West has been suspended by the broadcaster following comments he made about Tyson Fury on his personal Facebook page.
West took to social media to covey his feelings over the World Heavyweight Boxing Champion being nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year in light of his recent comments with regards to homosexuality.
"My employer is hurting me and other gay people by celebrating someone who considers me no better than a paedophile and who believes homosexual people are helping to bring about the end of the world.
It’s tempting to see him for the laughable idiot he is but sadly there are many other idiots who will be inspired and encouraged by his naive, juvenile bigotry. I am ashamed to work for the BBC when it lacks bravery to admit it is making a mistake."
The BBC took the decision to suspend West following the comments and he took to twitter to confirm the details.
I can't say more but, as of yesterday, I am suspended by the BBC pending investigation. I made my bed now I have time to lie in it!
— Andy West (@andywestTV) December 10, 2015
This won't be the last we hear about it between now and when the Sports Personality of the Year is announced on December 20th.
Via The Irish News