May insists the audio from 2007 has been highly edited and did not feature a punchline, which would have made it clear he was joking, but the Native American population of Bemidji are not budging.

They have been successful in urging bosses at the Sanford Center to pull the plug on his Saturday night (09Apr16) gig.

Ralphie has apologised to anyone offended by the audio clip, which was posted online.