Broadcaster under fire for mean comment

sports.yahoo.com Published: July 8, 2013
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The BBC faced mounting pressure on Sunday to take action against one of its most high-profile sports presenters for criticizing the appearance of France’s Marion Bartoli who won this year’s Wimbledon women’s singles titles, according to Reuters.



The site reports John Inverdale incensed radio listeners before Bartoli beat German Sabine Lisicki when he asked if people thought her father told her when she was little that she was never going to be “a looker” like Maria Sharapova.

The BBC, Britain’s publicly funded broadcaster, apologized for the comments after a storm of protests on Twitter, admitting the remark was “insensitive,” Reuters reports.

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