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BBC pundit Carlton Cole sparks outrage by suggesting Manchester City's match against West Ham could 'be a holocaust' live on radio - and he later apologises on Twitter after furious listeners call for him to be sacked

Former England striker Carlton Cole has caused uproar on radio commentary by using the word 'holocaust' when discussing potential results in Sunday's upcoming football fixtures.

The incident occurred on BBC Radio 5 Live's Premier League Sunday show, on which Cole was a pundit. Discussing West Ham's clash against champions Manchester City, Cole described a potential loss for the Hammers as 'a holocaust'.

'You've got to give Man City some respect,' Cole said, 'otherwise you're going to get picked off and then it's going to be a holocaust, and you don't want that.