Sky’s Kay Burley says ‘Soz’ for branding Yes supporter a ‘knob’

By John Glenday | Reporter

September 18, 2014 | 2 min read

Sky News presenter Kay Burley has been forced to apologise for an intemperate remark during a live broadcast from the campaign trail after being accosted by a supporter of Scottish independence.

Burley was reporting from Aberdeen on Wednesday when a supporter allegedly attempted to hit her cameraman with a stick, prompting the veteran presenter to blurt out ‘a bit of a knob’ – unaware that her microphone had been left on.

The incident culminated a series of attempts to interrupt the broadcast by hecklers and forced Burley into making a public statement of contrition on Twitter.

Some Twitter users then leapt to Burley’s defence…

… although others were less forgiving….

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