A BBC radio presenter has made reference to Somalian pirates while discussing the Somali Olympic team's results at a sailing event in Rio .
The joke was made on BBC Cumbria's late show with Ian Timms on Tuesday, August 9. ( VIDEO BELOW )
But now it's being questioned whether the joke was a little too controversial, with some calling it "savage" while others think it's just a bit of fun.
In the clip, Ian says: "We've got some sailing results from the Olympics in Rio tongiht. Team GB have taken gold, Denmark have taken silver, and Somalia have taken a middle-aged couple who were sailing around the world.
Several social media users have quoted the joke on Twitter during several different sailing events without comment. However one user wrote: "Savage," in response to the joke.
Another added: "No one likes a racist. Stop making such insensitive comments against a poor country."
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Source : Mirror UK