As I understand it the public gets the vote on this, does it not?
The BBC has been urged to drop the boxer Tyson Fury from its Sports Personality of the Year shortlist after he made a series of sexist comments about fellow contender Jessica Ennis-Hill and women in general.
Fury, already at the centre of a row over his homophobia, said heptathlete Ennis-Hill “looks quite fit when she’s got a dress on” and suggested “a woman’s best place is in the kitchen or on her back”.
As we know, the general public is entirely anti-homophobic and anti-sexist.
Therefore no need to drop him from the short list, just let the public vote confirm that. Which it will, of course, won’t it?