Bobby Bulloch: Football commentator sacked over half-time toilet break gaffe at Hamilton Academical

A soccer commentator has been sacked after saying he was late again on air for the second half after going for a “jobby”.

Bobby Bulloch thought he was having a wee giggle by saying his actions throughout the break between Hamilton Academical and Ross County on Wednesday night time.

He advised his co-commentator he “went away for a jobby at half-time” – a slang time period utilized in Scotland for poo.

“I’ve not pressed the wee button when I came back so apologies to anybody who hasn’t heard me this second half,” he added, earlier than apologising for his language.


Highlights of the Scottish Premiership match between Hamilton and Ross County

But bosses at the Scottish Premiership membership didn’t see the humorous aspect.

“A contractor used by the club on summarising/co-commentary duties overstepped the mark this evening with a very poor attempt at humour,” a Hamilton assertion stated on Twitter.

“The club didn’t find this funny, and the person will not be used again. Our apologies for this.”

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While some had been offended by means of language, others advised Bulloch had been handled fairly harshly.

Many used the hashtag “jobbygate”, with one supporter tweeting: “Absolutely pathetic sacking a man for using the word ‘jobby’. Get a grip, it’s not swearing or insulting, just an everyday word in Scotland. You hear much worse coming from the pitch!!”

And Bulloch remained defiant, posting his personal message.

“A sense of humour is important during these difficult times… remember that the next time you’re doing a jobby.”

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