Controversial DJ bows out after Hillsborough comments
Radio host Steven Cohen has announced that his show World Soccer Daily will come off the air after internet hate mail directed at his stepchildren. As you read on OTP, Cohen courted controversy in recent months with comments he made about the Hillsborough disaster.
Firstly, OTP cannot and will not condone death threats made to people on the basis of comments made on a football show by their family members regardless of how ignorant his comments were. He was disrespectful and stupid, and arguably deserved to be taken off the air through legitimate channels. But not via a campaign of violent intimidation.
But equally we cannot help but wonder how Cohen feels he can play the family card as he plays the innocent martyr. Yes, what has happened to his family is 100 per cent wrong, but did he give a second of consideration to the families of those who lost their lives at Hillsborough when he made his baseless accusations?
OTP welcomes sensible, non-threatening debate on this.