The backlash against David Moyes over his comments to Vicki Sparks is picking up pace.
The Sunderland manager has been slammed for his comments towards BBC Newcastle reporter Sparks after watching his side fall to a 1-0 defeat at Watford.
He jokingly threatened to slap Sparks before later retracting what he said.
Moyes was ticked off by the final questions of Sparks interview, which was about whether Sunderland chairman Doug Ellis being in the crowd put more pressure on him. He 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. Careful the next time you come in.”
Sparks could be seen laughing with the former Manchester United gaffer.
In a statement, he has said that he ‘deeply regrets’ making those inappropriate comments.
One person who doesn’t want to see Moyes let off the hook is Labour MP Dr Rosena Allin-Khan.
She tweeted: “This is disgraceful. David Moyes cannot get away with these sexist threats – the FA must take action immediately.” The FA are yet to comment on the incident.
— Dr Rosena Allin-Khan (@DrRosena) April 3, 2017