If this happened on Jeopardy, it would be the same case Stupid people are like glow sticks I want to snap them and shake the shit shirt. It’s important to get the pronunciation correct and it would be really hard to discern for all the questions. This is ridiculous. Think about how the Queen would pronounce apple. It would sound much more like epple. It certainly leans into more of an sound when Americans say apple sauce too. In English received pronunciation, an a in this case would also lean in to sound. This guy has been cheated, pure and simple. Get a linguist involved mate. A British one preferably.
I’ve just listened to the two audio clips and Mohammud is absolutely right Stupid people are like glow sticks I want to snap them and shake the shit shirt. He stated Tony Hadley! If the radio station is pulling him up on his accent then the other guy who won later with the same answer also has an accent. It’s an absolutely ridiculous position that the radio station are taking. It’s not like he answered something completely different like. Why is this featuring as front page news, but death statistics from the biggest pandemic in a century aren’t? How many gongs has Kuensberg been promised.