As the ABC so rightly observed after Brian Taylor’s homophobic remarks “the panel laughed.”
Why wasn’t there an immediate condemnation from the panel? Well obviously, because they thought it was funny. The problem isn’t just Taylor, it’s the whole lot of the Channel 7 commentary team. Brian Taylor made a quick apology at half-time (at least Channel 7 was quick to respond) and will be back on air next week.
Why not make an example of him? Give him the boot. And for good measure get the panel to apologise for laughing at his insensitive remarks.