Andy Murray was quick to set John Inverdale straight when the presenter seemed to forget that women’s achievements in tennis also count.
During his post-match interview with Murray after the champion’s men’s singles victory at the Olympics, Inverdale remarked that Murray was the first person to win two tennis golds in the sport.
But Murray reminded him: “Venus and Serena have won about four each.”
Inverdale was presumably referring to the fact that Murray is the first man to win back-to-back singles gold medals.
The Williams sisters both have one women’s singles gold and three doubles golds apiece.
JK Rowling, Scottish first minister Nicola Sturgeon and MP Jess Phillips were among those who also castigated Inverdale...
Many others also praised Murray for his response...
It’s not the first time the BBC presenter has run into trouble regarding women in sport.
During coverage of Wimbledon in 2014, he attracted huge criticism for his comments on 2013 women’s singles champion Marion Bartoli.
He said that Bartoli was “never going to be a looker” - and it seems social media users haven’t quite forgotten that one either...
That particular comment prompted hundreds of complaints to the BBC.
Incidents included Redgrave shaking an umbrella over Inverdale, stopping him when he tried to interview a winning rower and even appearing to walk off.
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