Stereotypes are offensive

Says, err, Stan Boardman

The use of outdated stereotypes has been condemned - by Stan Boardman.

The comic last year told an Asian heckler at racially-sensitive Leeds united: "Why don't you go back to your curry house or shop in Bradford? Your elephant's waiting outside."

But he seems less happy when his own people are under fire.

The comic - whose act repeatedly mocks the Germans - has responded angrily to football manager Kevin Keagan's jibes that Liverpudlians were car thieves.

In an interview, the soccer boss joked: "I went over to see Robbie [Fowler] in Liverpool. I risked getting my tyres nicked and my wheels gone to talk to Robbie and his wife."

But Boardman told The Sun: "Kevin should know better. He brought a lot of joy to Merseyside with his football skills, but this stereotype is outdated, undeserved, and damaging to the people of Liverpool."

Published: 31 Jan 2003

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