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Does football have a problem with sexism or are we becoming too PC?

todayApril 4, 2017

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Does football have a problem with sexism or are we becoming too politically correct?

It’s after Sunderland Boss David Moyes has been accused of sexism after his comments to a female reporter.

Vicki Sparks had a tetchy on-record exchange with Moyes after his Sunderland side failed to beat Burnley prior to the international break – plunging them further into the relegation race – with less than two months remaining in the season.

He was livid with a question in relation to Sunderland owner chairman Ellis Short, and whether his attendance of the fixture meant Moyes’ job was under threat.

Though the interview was finished, Sparks’ recorder was still on as she and Moyes parted ways. Then Moyes is reported to have told Sparks:

 “It was getting a wee bit naughty at the end there so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman. Careful the next time you come in”

Although she didn’t make an official complaint, her employers – the BBC – were furious when they heard the audio, accusing Moyes of bullying.

Premier’s Lisa Mainwaring spoke to Janine Dyer, the wife of ex-professional footballer Bruce Dyer and opened up the phone lines…

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Written by: Miriam Emenike

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