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

Trevor Sinclair arriving at court in January
Trevor Sinclair arriving at court in January

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.

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.

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.