Controversy abounds in sports broadcasting circles this week after it turned out that Lewis Hamilton was right to condemn his home town of Stevenage, a slum.
Meanwhile Lewis Hamilton was forced to issue an apology via Instagram for his ill-chosen words. “It wasn’t a terrible place to grow up,” Hamilton said, digging a deeper hole, “but, you know, when you live in Monaco, New York and Colorado, well, it just seems a bit of a dump. Oh, sorry, I didn’t mean to say that.” It seems Mr Hamilton doesn’t live in Monaco for tax reasons alone.
Mr Scholes added, “When I get together with Alan and Jamie we all agree on one thing, no matter how bad our upbringing was, we are just glad we didn’t grow up in Stevenage.”
Next week, we talk to Tom Daley about growing up in Plymouth.