The Sunday Post (Dundee)
When does a funny remark become a sexist slur?
BBC commentator Chris Boardman caused a storm during coverage of cyclist Jason Kenny’s win in the Rio velodrome last week.
A sexism row flared up after he made comments about the way Kenny was looking at his fiancée, Olympic hero Laura Trott, after their gold medal wins.
As Kenny and Trott embraced, Boardman said: “She’s doing the emotion for both of them really, isn’t it? He’s looking at her going, ‘What’s for tea?’”
But was the comment an example of casual sexism or simply a lighthearted throwaway remark?
Our writers have their say.