She may have won Wimbledon, but in one BBC sportscasters book Marion Bartoli will never win in the looks department.
Shortly after French-player Bartoli defeated Germany’s Sabine Lisicki on Centre Court, John Inverdale took to the airwaves with some sexist jabs.
“Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little, ‘you’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight?”
The BBC later apologized for the comments.
“We accept that this remark was insensitive and for that we apologise,” a spokesman said.
And Inverdale says that he’s written Bartoli an apology letter.
Bartoli is clearly a winner both on and off the court. She responded to his comments, “It doesn’t matter, honestly. I am not blonde, yes. That is a fact.”
“Have I dreamt about having a model contract? No. I’m sorry. But have I dreamed about winning Wimbledon? Absolutely, yes.”
I’m sorry Johnny boy but did your mother tell you when you were little that you were going to be a sexist pig. Maybe you should take a good look in the mirror. You’re not exactly a prize. And definitely not a winner in my book. Looks should have nothing to do with a woman’s athletic capabilities. Did he make any remarks about Britain’s Andy Murray being a handsome chap and distracting to his opponent? I don’t think so.
In my opinion this loser should be kicked off the BBC broadcasting team.
And that’s today’s helping of The Online Dish with Maggie.