TalkSPORT has issued an apology after one of its presenters said he had ‘no sympathy’ with Robin Williams, who committed suicide on Monday.
A spokeswoman expressed regret over any offence caused when Sports Breakfast presenter Alan Brazil said he was ‘really annoyed’ with the former Hollywood actor for taking his own life.
‘I believe he’s got a daughter as well, what’s she feeling like this morning?,’ he said.
‘Now she’s got to sort the arrangements out. I think it’s just shocking, I really do. I don’t have a lot of sympathy, I’m sorry.’
The radio station issued the following statement after the comments drew criticism, with some listeners asking the former footballer be sacked.
A spokeswoman said: ‘TalkSPORT apologises for any offence caused. Alan’s comments do not reflect the views of the station.’
Brazil had also got into a Twitter argument with fellow talkSPORT presenter Stan Collymore, who has had depression himself.
‘An opinion on a factual illness isn’t an opinion. It’s called ignorance. I can have an opinion that the world is flat,’ Collymore said.
But Brazil hit back, replying: ‘Well done Stan Collymore for retweeting comments about me. I stand by what I said today. The sympathy I do have is for Robin Williams’ family and friends.’