Rob Stone's addition to the Fox Soccer studio team a year ago has livened up what was previously a very proper and Continental panel of experts; when he's alongside Eric Wynalda the cable net that is the United States' soccer home can now feature entire conversations in "American."
Sometimes this isn't great, though, and a reader made sure to note they felt offended when this bit of commentary about a morbidly obese Sunderland supporter came across the air before the yesterday's match against Sunderland at Carrow Road. There's nothing too offensive here, other than that the hosts thought their junior-high grade fat jokes were in any way amusing. Did they go too far? Speak your mind below.
Update (7:32 p.m.): Host Rob Stone has apologized on Twitter for the remarks he called "insensitive":
P1-Huge regret for my insensitive comments on Sunday. Uncalled for, out of line, arrogant. Won't happen again.— Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) December 3, 2012
P2- My thanks to @deadspin for having the clip and creating what I hope will be a beneficial discussion. A great reminder to our industry.— Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) December 3, 2012
P3-Finally, use your twitter energy for a greater purpose. Get out of the house, exercise, & ideally help a friend w/a weight issue.— Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) December 3, 2012
P4-Now to show the video to my kids and explain to them why I was wrong.— Rob Stone (@RobStoneONFOX) December 3, 2012