A football commentator has been sacked after announcing he was late back on air for the second half after going for a “jobby”.
Bobby Bulloch thought he was having a wee laugh by announcing his movements during the break between Hamilton Academical and Ross County on Wednesday night.
He told his co-commentator he “went away for a jobby at half-time” – a slang term used in Scotland for poo.
“I’ve not pressed the wee button when I came back so apologies to anybody who hasn’t heard me this second half,” he added, before apologising for his language.
But bosses at the Scottish Premiership club did not see the funny side.
“A contractor used by the club on summarising/co-commentary duties overstepped the mark this evening with a very poor attempt at humour,” a Hamilton statement said on Twitter.
“The club didn’t find this funny, and the person will not be used again. Our apologies for this.”
A contractor used by the club on summarising / co-commentary duties overstepped the mark this evening with a very poor attempt at humour. The club didn’t find this funny, and the person will not be used again. Our apologies for this.
— Hamilton Accies FC (@acciesfc) February 3, 2021
While some were offended by the use of language, others suggested Bulloch had been treated rather harshly.
Many used the hashtag “jobbygate”, with one supporter tweeting: “Absolutely pathetic sacking a man for using the word ‘jobby’. Get a grip, it’s not swearing or insulting, just an everyday word in Scotland. You hear much worse coming from the pitch!!”
Remember folks, don’t take yourselves too seriously. Life is all about positivity 🌟💞 We need it now more than ever.
— Bobby Bulloch (@BobbyBulloch) February 4, 2021
And Bulloch remained defiant, posting his own message.
“A sense of humour is important during these difficult times… remember that the next time you’re doing a jobby.”