Thursday, 19 September 2013

FOX releases statement on Sonnen's inappropriate Rihanna joke

During last night's edition of Fox Sports Live, commenator and UFC fighter Chael Sonnen may have crossed the line in a joke he made referencing pop singer Rihanna. Today, FOX issued a statement:

"FOX Sports regrets the comments Chael Sonnen made during last night's edition of FOX Sports Live. They were an inappropriate attempt at humor that Sonnen acknowledges shouldn't have been made and he apologizes to anyone who may have been offended by his remarks."

The remarks Sonnen made below were in reference to last weekend's boxing bout between Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez:

"Look, Floyd (Mayweather) needs to keep doing what he's doing, which is fighting complete tomato cans that we've never heard of before. I've never seen anybody in the history of America get so rich and so famous off of having complete wimps throwing punch at their faces. I know what you're saying. You're saying, ‘Well, it's happened before, what about Rihanna?' ... Too soon? Was it too soon?"

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