Calling a footballer a "fairy" just doesn't sit well in 2010, the dust fall out can pound a career into the ground.
Re-Elected Labour MP, who voted for gay equality rights in Parliament, Stephen Pound has been accused of calling Arsenal's former England defender Sol Campbell a "fairy" during a recent Premier League football match. (Oh boy!)
The 61-year-old was heard making a string of offensive remarks whilst ranting from his £35,000-a-year executive box when his football team, Fulham, failed to overcome rivals Arsenal during a game at the Emirates Stadium in North London, last weekend.
A fan explained that usually, if you are an away supporter in a box, you keep very quiet. "We were in front of this executive box and I heard a stream of abuse." Oh, and two ladies behind the fan said they couldn't believe the language being used Stephen Pound.
The victim, Sol Campbell, called by Pound a a big f***ing fairy, though the ref copped a pounding with the M.P. saying: "what game are you at - you f***ing w****r?!"
To be fair(y), Pound, insists his words were not directed at Campbell, saying he was thoroughly ashamed of himself. (A good pounding sounds justified as punishment).
He reckons he didn't call Sol Campbell any names - I would never have done that though he will take credit for the insult of the referee because Sol Campbell brought down the striker in the penalty box, but a penalty wasn't given.
So what now? Well Pound says there's more! Strewth...he said he was embarrassed to admit that I gave the 'coffee bean' gesture.
Well it seems the fairy dust may settle as Pound says he apologised profusely and said he wouldn't do it again...Hmmmmmm, we'll see!