Sport Fans outraged after commentator’s lewd remark about Sergio Garcia’s fiancee

22:21  11 april  2017
22:21  11 april  2017 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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After Garcia ’ s fiancee Angela Akins kneeled to the ground in celebration of Sergio ’ s win, Alliss was heard saying: “She’ s got the shortest skirt on the campus.” The BBC later addressed the issue in a short statement: “While believing he was off air, Peter made a lighthearted remark which he now knows

Fans outraged after commentator ’ s lewd remark about Sergio Garcia ’ s fiancee . "While believing he was off air, Peter made a lighthearted remark which he now knows was inappropriate ," said Gail Sullivan, a BBC spokesperson.

Longtime BBC golf commentator Peter Alliss faced widespread criticism early in the Masters week, and ended the tournament in a similar situation.

It all started in an interview with The Telegraph's James Corrigan at the start of the week, where Alliss made a series of controversial comments about women that landed him in some serious hot water:

"No matter how you wrap it up, women will never be able to do things that men can do. If we want to be equal, are you going to get a woman fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world [in] boxing? Are you? Could you?

Alliss continued: "I think women are more delicate than men. I like holding chairs for women. I enjoy the company of women. I don't want to be bullied by them. I don't care for macho women, I don't care for them very much. And yet they're prevalent today, and very prevalent in some cases. And very forward."

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Fans outraged after commentator ’ s lewd remark about Sergio - ftw.usatoday.com. After Garcia ’ s fiancee Angela Akins kneeled to the ground in celebration of Sergio ’ s win, Alliss was heard saying : “She’ s got the shortest skirt on the campus.”

Fans outraged after commentator ’ s lewd remark about Sergio - ftw.usatoday.com. After Garcia ’ s fiancee Angela Akins kneeled to the ground in celebration of Sergio ’ s win, Alliss was heard saying : “She’ s got the shortest skirt on the campus.”

Then, after Garcia sunk the final putt to capture his first major championship on Sunday, he made another comment that many in the audience found demeaning. After Garcia's fiancee Angela Akins kneeled to the ground in celebration of Sergio's win, Alliss was heard saying: "She's got the shortest skirt on the campus."

The BBC later addressed the issue in a short statement:

"While believing he was off air, Peter made a lighthearted remark which he now knows was inappropriate," said Gail Sullivan, a BBC spokesperson.

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