Christ! Is this still rumbling on?
Olympic swimming champion Rebecca Adlington has demanded an explanation from the BBC for failing to take tougher action over 'outrageous' slurs made by comedian Frankie Boyle.
Adlington, a two-time gold medal winner at last year's Beijing Olympics, was 'humiliated' by the 37 year old's comments during an episode of BBC 2's satirical show Mock the Week.
The Glaswegian comic told the audience that Adlington resembled 'someone who's looking at themselves in the back of a spoon'.
Adlington has now written to the BBC and insisted that its rebuke is no more than 'a slap on the wrist' for a comedian whose comment fell 'well below the standards of common decency'.
Because much more respect should be shown to someone who won two swimming gold medals despite not possessing a spine.
Last night, Adlington's manager Rob Woodhouse said: 'Essentially, he was given a slap on the wrist and there are no real implications for him. For a comedian or any sort of performer, the media is their promotional vehicle. If the BBC chose to remove the oxygen of publicity and stopped him from appearing in their shows, then maybe that could act as a deterrent.'
Perhaps not whinging about it might have the same oxygen-restrictive effect. Just a thought.
Better still. Instead of reaching for the hankies, how about responding with, "My arse, your face, Boyle".