Dean Jones sacked.
Surprised this didn't have a thread yet. I must admit, my first reaction on reading the news was to laugh, simply because it's such a stupid and typically Dean Jones thing to do, but really he had to be dismissed for it. One would imagine it was an in-joke of sorts with the other commentators, but you can't expect to hold a media position after being heard making such outrageously racist remarks.
He apologised profusely at the airport afterwards:
"Everyone needs to get away from perpetuating the myth, publicly and privately, that beards associated with the Muslim faith are somehow suspicious, and I intend to do exactly that. The irony is that I am great friends with most of the Pakistan team and they are all Muslims.
"I have no end of respect for the Muslim faith - that's why I'm so sorry at making such a stupid comment," he said. "It does not represent who I am, how I think or what I believe. I will be the first person to apologise to Hashim as soon as I get the chance, and I will assure him that prejudice against anybody, on any basis, is unacceptable and not something I will ever condone."