Rodney Marsh’s tsunami / toon army pun was pretty poor, truth be told. Was it offensive? No. Of course not. So why has Rodney been vilified in this way?

Obviously post Ron Atkinson (who was racist and was a rare example of political correctness gone sane) sports shows are very sensitive. And since the matey banter atmosphere of such shows encourage loose talk, they can also encourage rubbish jokes. But looking through the entire media output on this story, the real reason for Rodders falling on his sword is clear. Nowhere does he describe this joke as “just a bit of fun”. Tut tut.