Yesterday’s Spank Statement briefly alluded to a news story that’s been dominating the headlines here. Two top TV sports presenters were sacked/forced to resign after Youtube clips emerged of them making sexist comments about a female linesman and Karren Brady (the vice-chairman of West Ham football club and the subject of a recent Spank Statement herself).
So it was a funny surprise to come across this photoshopped version of a classic Hollywood publicity still today. The shamed presenters Andy Gray and Richard Keys are shown spanking Ms Brady with ping pong bats.
I found it on the Guardian website of all places in their Football Gallery feature. The caption was:
“Andy and Richard remember the good old days when Karren’s misinterpretation of the offside rule would result in a good smashing.”
You can see the rest of the gallery here.