British businessman Lord Alan Sugar is in hot water after making a comment about female commentators ahead of Sweden’s Women’s Euro 2022 match against the Netherlands. The 75-year-old took to Twitter to express dissatisfaction over the absence of male commentators covering the event.
“I’ve been watching women’s football and I know that all the commentators are women. I also note that when it’s men’s football there’s a symbolic female commentator to cover the broadcasters ****. Do I Must complain that there must be a male commentator in women’s football,” he wrote.
I am watching women’s football and I see that all the commentators are women. I also note that there is a symbiotic female commentator to cover the ass of the broadcasters when male football is going on. Should I complain if I should be a male commentator in women’s football?
— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) 9 July 2022
After hearing Jonathan Pearce’s voice during Sweden’s match against the Netherlands, social media users slammed Sugar for his remarks and then slapped him even more.
Here are some reactions from furious fans on Twitter:
One fan said, ‘You won’t be watching the old BBC boy. He had Jonathan Pearce on commentary who, last I checked, is definitely not a woman. ,
You will not be watching on BBC Old Boy. He had Jonathan Pearce on commentary who, last I checked, is definitely not a woman.
— Paul Gray (@greyzo17) 10 July 2022
Another tweet read, “For 99% of human history men have controlled 99% of everything. Along comes a women’s soccer tournament and you ‘Where are the men?’
For 99% of human history men have controlled 99% of everything. Along comes a women’s soccer tournament and you’re like ‘Where are the men?’ start shouting.
Anyway, Jonathan Pierce.
— Sir Clive (“Lefty”) Wismayer (@CliveWismayer) 9 July 2022
One fan event said, “Are you licking the old Amstrad motherboard or something? There have been male commentators on the games…”
Are you licking an old Amstrad motherboard or something? There have been male commentators on sports…
— Jason Status (@Hugos_there_) 9 July 2022
BBC host and commentator Gabby Logan gave a befitting reply. He tweeted, “We have a lot of people working in this tournament, Lord Sugar, don’t worry you’re not going to be wiped out.”
We have a lot of men working in this tournament Lord Sugar, don’t worry you’re not going to be wiped out.
— Gabby Logan (@GabbyLogan) 9 July 2022
Jonas Eidvall, Ian Wright, Alistair Bruce-Ball, Steve Crosman, Ben Haines, Seb Hutchinson and Stephen Creagan are all involved in BBC coverage of the competition, which would have taken place last summer, but was postponed due to conflicts with the delayed men. Was. Euro.
This isn’t the first time Sugar has been criticized for her social media comments. In 2018, he was condemned for a racist tweet in which he mentioned Senegal World Cup team for vendors selling goods on the beach in Marbella.