Ex-Chelsea and England star Cole apologizes for Holocaust reference

Posted On: Jan 29, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Ex-Chelsea and England star Cole apologizes for Holocaust reference

Former Chelsea forward Carlton Cole has apologized after he said that West Ham risked a 'Holocaust' if they didn't pick a defensive side against Man City in remarks which came on the first day of the Jewish festival of Hanukkah.
Cole, who won seven England caps in a career which also saw him represent Aston Villa and West Ham, made the remarks on the BBC Radio 5 Live radio station in the build up to the Hammers' away trip to Pep Guardiola's free-scoring side.
Asked if West Ham boss David Moyes had selected an overly-defensive team for the match against the Premier League champions, Cole said that it was a necessary step against such a potent offense - but did so using offensive terminology.
"You can say he has gone a bit negative. Why not?" Cole said on the broadcast.
Carlton Cole speaking on bbcfivelive just now said that a West Ham loss today would be ‘a holocaust'. An absolutely disgraceful use of words, but well done to the BBC for calling it out and apologising swiftly. - AW PR November 28,...

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