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Gabby Logan's Fighting Talk comments about 'regional' Jonathan Rea betray a perceived underlying reality at BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Gareth Hanna


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Jonathan Rea is a 'very, very local' suggestion for BBC Sports Personality of the Year according to presenter Gabby Logan (inset).

Jonathan Rea is a 'very, very local' suggestion for BBC Sports Personality of the Year according to presenter Gabby Logan (inset).

Jonathan Rea is a 'very, very local' suggestion for BBC Sports Personality of the Year according to presenter Gabby Logan (inset).

I almost felt a little bit sorry for Gabby Logan on Saturday morning.

The much-loved BBC presenter was in relaxed mode on Radio Five Live's light-hearted Fighting Talk programme, traditionally a mixture of sport and comedy, when the Jonathan Rea controversy was thrown at her.

Well-briefed and fully-prepared for an in-depth discussion on the six-time World Superbike champion’s omission from her organisation’s Sports Personality of the Year award, she would no doubt have been a little more diplomatic and much more careful with her choice of words.


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