Whilst on commentary duty for Sunday’s Premier League clash between Liverpool and Spurs, Tyler caused uproar when he referred to Son’s foul on Cody Gakpo as something ‘out of martial arts’.
Due to the stereotypical connection between South Korea and combat disciplines, some viewers were left apalled and called for him to be sacked from his position.
Regards Martin Tyler's Son comments
If a white or black player pulls back Gakpo Tyler most likely describes it as a foul
Seeing as Son is South Korean & he's chosen to say 'martial arts' there is no other interpretation than racist / xenophobic
He must be sacked @SkySportsPL pic.twitter.com/wuc99phDiu
— James (@HotActionKOP) May 1, 2023
Bosses at Sky Sports have reminded Tyler of the “need for care with his wording” as reported by the Mirror.