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Beeb 'sorry' after Boycott's live radio rant

THE BBC was yesterday forced to apologise after outspoken cricketing legend Geoffrey Boycott made a foul-mouthed outburst live on the radio.<br /><br />The 69-year-old commentator was overheard screaming f****** t***er during live coverage of England&rsquo;s fourth one-day international with South Africa at Port Elizabeth.<br /><br />Boycott made the comment after Ryan McLaren was caught by Paul Collingwood to become the sixth South African wicket to fall as England dismissed their hosts for 119.<br /><br />It is unknown who Boycott directed the comment towards, while the Yorkshireman insists he was unaware that his comments were being broadcast at <br />the time.<br /><br />A Radio 5 Live spokesman said: &ldquo;An off-air comment made by Geoffrey Boycott in a live broadcast was heard by some listeners which we apologised for as soon as we realised it had been audible.&rdquo;<br /><br />This is the latest in a line of commentators caught out with &ldquo;off-air&rdquo; remarks. <br /><br />In 2004, Ron Atkinson famously lost his job with ITV after using the f-word and the n-word to describe Marcel Desailly&rsquo;s performance for Chelsea against Monaco, while ex-Australia batsman Dean Jones was rapped for once referring to South Africa&rsquo;s Muslim batsman Hashim Amla as a &ldquo;terrorist&rdquo;.