Former England striker Carlton Cole has caused uproar on radio commentary by using the word 'holocaust' when discussing potential results in Sunday's upcoming football fixtures.
The incident occurred on BBC Radio 5 Live's Premier League Sunday show, on which Cole was a pundit. Discussing West Ham's clash against champions Manchester City, Cole described a potential loss for the Hammers as 'a holocaust'.
'You've got to give Man City some respect,' Cole said, 'otherwise you're going to get picked off and then it's going to be a holocaust, and you don't want that.'
Carlton Cole has apologised for using the word 'holocaust' as a BBC football pundit on Sunday
The comment was initially allowed to pass before Cole later apologised on air for the error, though observers noted that none of the other panellists on the show challenged Cole over his use of the