David Davis and John Humphrys have been criticised widely on Twitter after they shared a 'joke' on Radio 4 about a man assaulting his wife before a tango contest.
The two men, who are 70 and 76-years-old respectively, were speaking live on Radio 4 Thursday morning when they appeared to mock an alleged domestic violence incident that occurred at the World Tango Championships.
In the alleged incident, a Russian man, who was part of a husband and wife duo, was disqualified for punching his dancing partner, reports the Huffington Post.
In the radio segment, Humphrys, the presenter of the Today Show, said:
I guess this is our last tango.
In response, Davis said:
It is indeed, but I promise not to punch you if you don’t punch me.
At the conclusion of the interview, the two men even returned to the joke, saying:
Our last tango was very pleasant and neither of us punched each other.
It goes without saying that many social media users were angered by the segment, and took to Twitter to express their disappointment.
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