David Ginola hand gesture forces BT Sport to apologise to viewers

• Pundit captured making offensive gesture on BT Sport
• Ginola apologises for 'inappropriate action' on air

BT Sport has apologised after David Ginola was captured making an offensive hand gesture during the buildup to Liverpool's visit to Newcastle United.

The former France winger, working as a studio pundit for the Premier League game, was teased over his choice of attire – jeans and trainers – by the presenter Jake Humphrey and responded moments later by making the gesture once Humphrey had turned back to face the cameras.

"BT Sport would like to apologise for any offence that was caused during this morning's/Saturday's broadcast," the broadcaster tweeted. "David Ginola apologised straight afterwards as he realised this was an inappropriate action."

• This article was amended on 21 October 2013. An earlier version misspelled Jake Humphrey's name as Jake Humprhries.

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