The BSA today released decisions on four complaints, three relating to television broadcasts and one relating to radio, none of which were upheld. One complaint related to comments made during a radio talkback segment on Sportstalk, when host Mark Watson criticised the British and Irish Lions rugby team and said he hoped they would ‘get smashed’. The Authority did not uphold a complaint that these comments were highly offensive, noting that these comments would not have been outside audience expectations of a sports talkback programme, and the free and frank expression of opinions is an important aspect of the right to freedom of expression.
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