Sky Sports says it’s sorry some people were offended after a tennis fan complained about the repeated screening an image of a female player’s underwear to promote New Zealand’s premier tennis tournament, the ASB Classic.
The bank raised the image in question with Sky last week, before a tennis fan commented on an ASB social media post this week, giving both Sky and the bank a serve for the footage.
must have broadcast it 100 times a day . .
. this is the best tennis photo they could use? .
And you let them do it?” the fan said in her post.
. Shame on you both.
“We raised this with them last week but you may also wish to contact them or the Advertising Standards Authority directly with your concerns.
Sky issued a statement on Wednesday.
“We’re sorry to hear that the break image offended some people. We have taken the feedback on board,” a spokesperson said.