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Tony Cascarino under pressure after 'holocaust' remarks

Sky Sports forced to immediately apologise after on-air comments from former Ireland striker.

Tony Cascarino on air during the Man Utd-Arsenal game yesterday.
Tony Cascarino on air during the Man Utd-Arsenal game yesterday.
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FORMER IRELAND INTERNATIONAL Tony Cascarino landed himself in hot water yesterday when he compared an Arsenal player’s defending to the holocaust.

Cascarino was working as a pundit on Sky Sports News during the Gunners’ humbling 8-2 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

The station’s presenter was forced to quickly apologise when the former Chelsea and Celtic man said: “Poor Traore at right back is having a holocaust because he’s finding himself against Nani, who’s literally running him from everywhere.”

Cascarino continued to discuss the game before presenter Natalie Sawyer apologised for the comments, saying: “I should just say that if anyone was offended by what you just said I have to make an apology.”

The station said in a statement afterwards:Tony Cascarino made his comments in the heat of the moment. An immediate apology on behalf of Tony and Sky Sports was made on air as soon as possible for any offence caused.”

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