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Frank Skinner ‘Deeply Ashamed’ Of Blackface Sketch Mocking Footballer Jason Lee

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Frank Skinner

Frank Skinner has expressed his shame over his treatment of former footballer Jason Lee on the BBC show Fantasy Football League in the nineties.

The comic fronted the series alongside his then comedy partner David Baddiel, which would see them ridiculing footballers of the time.

Much of their material was aimed at the Black Nottingham Forest player, with David mocking his playing ability and his hairstyle. At one point David wore blackface with a pineapple on his head.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Frank spoke of his regret about the skits, describing it as a “bullying campaign”.

“I spoke to Dave about it recently, from a how-the-fuck-did-that-ever-happen point of view,” Frank told the newspaper.

“I still don’t know how it happened. I know why we took the piss out of him, because I’d watched him on Match of the Day........

© HuffPost

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