Brian Moore lands himself in hot water after Bulimia joke live on air during Six Nations decider
BBC rugby commentator Brian Moore has landed himself in hot water online after he seemed to make a joke about Bulimia live during a match.
The former England prop, who is a mainstay on the BBC’s Six Nations coverage received a torrent of abuse from angry social media users after he seemed to make a Bulimia joke when Ireland prop Cian Healy was being sick on the pitch.
The prop was dry heaving when he made the comment, ‘bulimia’?
The comment came just after this incredible French try…
— Guinness Six Nations (@SixNationsRugby) October 31, 2020
Many were quick to parachute into Twitter to unleash a torrent of abuse on the former England prop for his comment.
— Emma Louise Tinniswood (@emmatinniswood) October 31, 2020
#FRAvIRE bulimia is a severe illness and not something to be joked about when a player is being sick on the field. I’m all for having a laugh but there was no need for that☹️☹️
— katie (@katieehirst) October 31, 2020
— Ruairí Cousins (@ruairi_cousins) October 31, 2020
Did Brian Moore just make a Bulimia joke on @BBCSport
— Dr Calum Robertson (@ScottishModern) October 31, 2020
— Ben Rooney (@benjrooney) October 31, 2020
Brian Moore making bulimia jokes while commentating for @BBCSport. Not a good look.
— Leo McGarry (@crossgatescynic) October 31, 2020
In light of current documentaries around eating disorders in sport.
— Benjamin Pritchard (@BenjaminPritch1) October 31, 2020
And then Brian Moore doubles down with a “whimsical joke” about bulimia.
BBC give your heads a wobble. Bloke is ancient and needs shifting. #FRAvIRE
— Tom (@Tom___9) October 31, 2020