The Sun turns to Jonathan Ross today to defuse the row about mocking the way new English manager Roy Hodgson speaks on its front page yesterday.
The Sun (left) reports: "Wossy, 51 — who has trouble pronouncing his Rs like new England boss Roy —
said yesterday’s Sun front page headline “Bwing On The Euwos” should be
taken in the fun spirit intended."
He added: “I can see it’s a joke, everyone can see it’s a joke. Life’s too
The Sun couldn't see the joke back in 2008 when Ross was in the middle of the Sachsgate scandal with Russell Brand over their phone messages to actor Andrew Sachs. It ran front pages (right) with headlines calling for "these sickos" [Ross and Brand] to be sacked.
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