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Football pundit kicked off BT Sport for obscene hand gesture

On Saturday, BT Sport had to come out and apologise for David Ginola's rude hand gesture at presenter Jake Humphrey.

Former Newcastle star Ginola was leaning against a studio desk along with fellow pundits Owen Hargreaves and Steve McManaman.

Presenter Humphrey, standing in front of the trio, made a light-hearted quip about the Frenchman's tatty-looking jeans and trainers, saying: "David clearly wasn't expecting to be seen full length."

Ginola, who spent seven years playing in England, responded with a resoundingly Anglo-Saxon hand gesture that was caught on camera as Hargreaves giggled like a schoolboy.

But that was nothing compared to what happened during the channel's BT Sport Sunday evening show.

Pundit Raphael Honigstein was immediately kicked off BT Sport's coverage after he was caught producing a w***er sign at presenter James Richardson.

ED certainly hopes that he will be allowed back on the show as a result of his swift apology because, when so many people are bemoaning the stale, unoriginal coverage of football on television, Honigstein is one of the few bright sparks around.

If characters with strong opinions and classy merino wool cardigans are what people want to see on their TV screens then fans will hope that BT Sport do not ditch the journalist over the incident.

And it looks like his sport is safe, after he re-iterated his apology via Twitter whilst adding that he will donate his fee to charity and that he is back on air on Sunday: