Quick and definitive action from Sky.
Five-time world darts champion Eric Bristow will no longer be appearing on Sky Sports after the station announced that they “will not be using him in the future.”
Bristow, who also has an MBE, sparked outrage by saying that those footballers who were sexually abused are ‘wimps’ and that darts players are somehow “tough guys” and “proper men”.
After facing a impassive online backlash, he then offered this pitiful excuse for his actions, however, his explanation is not good enough for the executives at Sky.
Sky Sports have held talks this morning about the tweets from Eric Bristow, their darts pundit, and "will not be using him in the future."
— Daniel Taylor (@DTguardian) November 29, 2016
Sky have taken immediate action and dropped the darts legend ahead of their coverage of the PDC World Championships in December and their future events in the 2017.
A statement from a Sky spokesman said: “He was a contributor to our darts coverage in the past but we will not be using him in the future”.