BBC apologise after MOTD 2 host Murray appears to condone Reina headbutt
09:34 GMT, 4 April 2012
The BBC were forced into an apology on Tuesday after comments made by Match of the Day 2 host Colin Murray.
Murray, a well-known Liverpool fan, appeared to support goalkeeper Pepe Reina after he was sent off for aiming a headbutt in the direction of Newcastle's James Perch.
Going down: Reina was dismissed for appearing to headbutt Perch
In the dock: MOTD 2 host Murray
Murray said: 'When you get sent off for that type of lame headbutt, do you regret not sticking the head in anyway'
The 35-year-old's question provoked outrage on Twitter.
Carl Waring said: 'Cannot believe what Colin Murray has just said on MOTD 2 about headbutting. Just what do the BBC see in him as a presenter'
While Hayley Usher added: 'Colin Murray is a disgrace for saying that. Basically inciting violence on the pitch.
'The BBC responded to the criticism, saying: 'We're sorry for any offence caused.'