Former Blackpool star Trevor Sinclair '˜trying to be a better person' as he returns to BBC screens

Former Blackpool winger Trevor Sinclair is back working for the BBC '“ almost a year after he was dropped by the broadcaster for racially abusing a police officer.

Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 9:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th November 2018, 10:49 am
Trevor Sinclair arriving at court in January

Sinclair, 45, appeared on the FA Cup Final Score programme on BBC on Sunday.

He later tweeted: “Very grateful to be invited back to the bbc sport team today, made mistakes, accepted responsibility and criticism. Apologise for letting myself down. Trying to be a better person.”

In January, he was ditched as a pundit after he was sentenced to 150 hours of community service and given a 20-month driving ban by Blackpool magistrates court.

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He was also ordered to pay PC Gareth Evans, who he also asked whether he was being arrested for being black, £500 compensation, as well as court costs of £170.

Sinclair, of Victory Boulevard, Lytham, had pleaded guilty to drink-driving and a racially aggravated public order offence on November 12 last year.

The court heard he was more than twice the legal drink-drive limit.

He had been a regular on Football Focus and Match of the Day since retiring from the game in 2008.