18 July 2020 18:39
The video will start in 8 Cancel Dive right in! Like the weather, the Daily Star's FREE newsletter is a scorcher Sign up today! Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email Murderer Oscar Pistorius was included in BBC 's Olympic re-run coverage on Saturday to the fury of athletics fans. The South African, 33, was found guilty in 2015 for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp seven years ago. Pistorius, who had both of his feet amputated when he was 11 months old due to a congenital defect, fatally shot the model in his Pretoria home back in February 2013.
Even before Steenkamp's death, the athlete was very much in the public eye for his top achievements at the Paralympics. He came away with gold medals at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and London 2012, but those successes were overshadowed by his horrific crime. (Image: GETTY) With Tokyo 2020 having been suspended this summer due to the coronavirus crisis, the BBC have been showing old footage of previous Olympics to fill the TV schedule. And during re-run coverage on Saturday, they left in an interview with Pistorius from the Paralympics in 2012. In London, Pistorius picked up a silver medal in the 200m (T44), won gold in the 4 × 100m relay and also won gold in the Men's 400m (T44). (Image: BBC) Get the latest transfer news straight into your inbox! Sign up for the brilliant new Daily Star Sport email newsletter! From the latest transfer news to the agenda-setting stories, get it all in your email inbox. Put your email in the box at the top of this article or you can follow instructions on this link here. Viewers were angry that the disgraced runner had been included in BBC's coverage five years on from his sentence. Those watching vented their disgust on Twitter as one posted: "Not sure why the BBC are giving Oscar Pistorius air time #OlympicsRewind". Another added: "Err, you could have left the murdering abusive Pistorius off the Olympic coverage @BBCSport". "Not a great look leaving in Pistorius's interview on the #London2012 Super Saturday programme @BBCOne @BBCSport," a third said. "@BBCSport bit disrespectful showing the murderer pistorius on the best of super saturday," a fourth added. And a final person posted: "Watching Super Saturday Olympics 2012 on BBC1 and astounded to see Oscar Pistorius given air time including an interview. This guy is a convicted killer or has #bbc forgotten that?"