David Moyes comment towards a female BBC reporter has created an uproar. And everyone from political personalities to ex-players are all condemning the statement.
David Moyes while speaking to BBC’s Vicki Sparks after Sunderland’s match against Burnley said, “Just 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.”
These comments from Moyes have sparked an outburst which is evident all throughout Twitter. People on the social media platform have come out to bash David Moyes for making such a comment. They are clearly not happy with the behaviour of David Moyes. While there were a bunch of people who came out to support Moyes. But most of the fans feel that Moyes should have been more careful with his words.
Ex-England player Gary Lineker has also lashed out saying that the Black Cats manager’s treatment towards the reporter was utter disdain.
Moyes incident highlights a tendency for some managers to treat interviewers with utter disdain. Pressured job. Well rewarded. Inexcusable.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 3, 2017
Both Moyes and Vicki were seen laughing during the incident and Vicki has not filed a formal complaint about the incident. Moyes also apologized to Sparks after the incident saying, “I deeply regret the comments I made.” But this has not stopped the FA from intervening. The FA has asked Moyes to provide an explanation about the whole incident.
With both the involving parties resolving the issue among themselves, Moyes will likely escape a ban or a fan.
Many people are not happy with Moyes comment:
David Moyes would never have told a male reporter they "would get a slap." It's disgusting to see the sexism at the top of football.
— Miriam Hanna (@Miriam_Hanna) April 4, 2017
I want to slap David Moyes's face
— Dotun (@dotun_ade) August 3, 2016
But some of them see the funny side to it:
@BBCBreakfast Re David Moyes: It's your interpretation what he mean't. He could well have meant a 'slap' on the wrist. Typical BBC.
— The Barnsley gob! (@theEUsnot4us) April 4, 2017
Anyone who thinks David Moyes should lose his job for that comment deserves a slap. Save that for being a relegated manager. Get a grip.
— Pault Smuff (@pompeypaul72) April 4, 2017
David Moyes telling that female reporter that she needs a slap is probably the first time he's attacked all season
— َ (@ProudieYT) April 3, 2017