Soccer-Charleroi player seeks damages over “fat as a pig” insult (Reuters)

BRUSSELS, Aug 21 (Reuters) – A soccer player in Belgium has demanded a public apology and damages from a television commentator who described him as being “fat as a pig”. Charleroi issued a statement on behalf of striker Harlem Gnohere, commonly known as “Bison”, saying TV presenter Stephane Pauwels had contacted the club to offer his apologies. Pauwels told viewers during Charleroi’s 2-1 defeat by KV Kortrijk on Saturday: “Bison is fat as a pig. He is 15 kilograms too heavy and he’s going nowhere. …

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