Spiers expresses disbelief over Cowan suspension

THE football journalist, Graham Spiers, has urged BBC Scotland to lift its suspension of fellow pundit, Tam Cowan, following heavily-criticised comments about women’s football.

A week last Saturday, BBC Scotland withdrew Cowan from the Off the Ball show he co-presents, following a column for that day’s edition of the Daily Record.

Cowan later claimed his comments were ‘tongue-in-cheek’.

And Spiers, on The Herald website today, writes: “I have to admit, I’m surprised at the Beeb in Glasgow. I work there myself and love its range of people, ideas, subject-matter and torch-shining on Scotland. This fuss, though, has taken me aback.”