Former Chelsea star branded ‘sexist pig’ over opinions on female football commentators

Former Chelsea star branded ‘sexist pig’ over opinions on female football commentators

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid condemned Jason Cundy for saying he didn’t like ‘pitchy’ female voices commentating football games

For the first time ever, there has been female commentary of world cup games from Vicki Sparks (@vksparks) which is obviously a good thing, right? Well unfortunately there are a few ‘dinosaur dissenters’ as fellow pundit Jacqui Oatley put it.

One of these is former star Jason Cundy who, appearing on Good Morning Britain, criticised female voices - comments for which he has faced massive criticism.

Piers lashes out at him, whilst Susanna asks him to accept that this is just something that people like him will have to get used to.

For sure, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but that means everyone is entitled to their opinion of your opinion, and the backlash for Cundy has been severe...

Issues like this often arise when women are involved in football commentary, for example, Patrice Evra has been similarly criticised for patronising Eni Aluko and her analysis of the Serbia v Costa Rica game by looking surprised and clapping. Aluko has 102 England caps and at the peak of her career was dubbed "the Wayne Rooney of women's football."

Hopefully in time this won’t be an issue at all, and the only reaction to a female voice will be more like this...

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