VIDEO: Mark Lawrenson in hot water after this Olivier Giroud comment

Mark Lawrenson drew some unwanted attention on himself last night while commentating on the Champions League encounter between Arsenal and Bayern Munich.

To be fair, no-one watching the match was really expecting Arsenal to score when they did, so the pundit was caught on the hop and had to say something about Olivier Giroud’s goal.

Maybe he shouldn’t have said this though.

“Off his nose, probably,” Lawrenson. “He’s French, he’ll have a big nose, won’t he?”

Oh dear.

We think the headlines referring to his remark as ‘racist’ are probably a little strong, but the comment definitely caught the attention of viewers.

This guy seemed more upset by the suggestion that Giroud was anything other than gorgeous than any stereotyping involved.

And of course someone brought up that handball.

Think before you speak Mark.

It wasn't the only controversy surrounding TV3 last night, many viewers were left fuming when the match coverage froze minutes before the goal.

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