Ian Wright attacks Lord Sugar’s ‘f***ing foolishness’ and ‘totally out of control’ ego as he joins Gabby Logan in slamming their fellow BBC star for claiming male pundits joined Women’s Euros coverage because he called all-female panels ‘sexist’
Ian Wright has hit out at Lord Sugar for his ‘f***ing foolishness’ after he claimed the BBC introduced male pundits because he called them out for ‘sexist’ all-women panels.
The Apprentice host has received plenty of backlash for his controversial comments about the broadcaster’s coverage of the Women’s Euros.
BBC presenter Gabby Logan was quick to brand Lord Sugar a ‘parody’ and now Arsenal legend Wright has responded by slamming his comments and labelled them ‘laughable’.
Wright said in a video on Twitter: ‘Can everybody stop sending me the Tweet? I was taking my daughter to singing lessons and the Tweet’s just blowing up, it’s doing my head in, I can’t believe it.
‘Alan, the thing is my friend, rather than just saying “I got it wrong lots of men are working at all levels of the tournament”, you doubled down on some complete f***ing foolishness.
‘In your mind you actually thought the BBC phoned me up, never mind the fact that we’ve been ready to do this for a year, I’ve been booked for a year. You genuinely think they called me up saying “Ian you’ve got to get back from Germany asap, Alan Sugar’s Tweeted and we can’t upset him, we need to get you on”. You genuinely believed that that happened because that says to me my God your ego is totally out of control.
Lord Sugar claiming the BBC introduced male pundits for the Women’s Euros after he claimed all-women panels were ‘sexist’
BBC presenter Gabby Logan hit back at Lord Sugar and branded him a ‘parody’
Arsenal legend Ian Wright and Gunners Women boss Jonas Eidevall joined former Arsenal and England star Alex Scott as pundits for the Lionesses’ sensational 8-0 win over Norway
‘Where’s the people around you to hug you bro? You need some hugs bro. Don’t come on Twitter for attention like this, it’s laughable.
‘Stop doing it to yourself but I’ve got to say thank you, thank you for that Tweet because if it wasn’t for you I would have missed one of the greatest ever England games that;s ever been played.
‘The thing is all seriousness I’m glad you’re watching and the only thing that you can find fault with doesn’t even exist.
‘I sit in rooms with ex-players all the time belittling the women’s game, I’m so glad it annoys you and all of them.
‘Can I just say I hope you enjoy the rest of the tournament. Can you please Tweet again so I can work Friday? Please. God bless.’
Arsenal legend Wright and Gunners Women boss Jonas Eidevall joined former Arsenal and England star Alex Scott as pundits for the Lionesses’ sensational 8-0 win over Norway in their group-stage clash on Monday night.
BBC presenter Gabby Logan was the anchor and called out Lord Sugar after he wrote on his Twitter account: ‘I was pleased to see my old mate Ian Wright was given the opportunity to commentate on the ladies game last night.
‘I wonder if my earlier tweet below touched a nerve. Of course BBC sport will say not at all, Ian was already lined up for it.’
Logan slammed Lord Sugar as a ‘parody’ – just days after Lord Sugar sparked fury on social media following other controversial comments about the BBC’s coverage of the major tournament.
The Apprentice host said on the same platform on Saturday: ‘I am watching the women football and notice that ALL the commentators are women.
‘I also note when men’s football is on there is a symbolic female commentator to cover the broadcasters a**e. Should I complain there should me a male commentator in women’s football.’
Logan was quick to respond Lord Sugar’s claim all-women panels were ‘sexist’ on Saturday, writing: ‘We have plenty of men working on this tournament Lord Sugar, don’t fret you’re not being eradicated.’
The BBC presenter was not the only one to call out Lord Sugar with commentator Robyn Cowen singling him out during the match in Brighton.
Lord Sugar was also called out in commentary of England’s match by Robyn Cowen
‘A lovely shot of one of our studio guests, Jonas Eidevall. One of our symbolic men. Good evening Lord Sugar,’ she said as the first half came to a close.
Lord Sugar has received widespread backlash for his comments on the BBC’s coverage of the Women’s Euros.
Former BBC Breakfast and Football Focus lead Dan Walker said: ‘Option 1: The BBC saw you tweet and decided to use Wrighty.
Former BBC Breakfast and Football Focus lead Dan Walker criticised Lord Sugar for comments
Football commentator Jacqui Oatley found Lord Sugar’s Twitter posts laughable
‘Option 2: He has already worked on the tournament and was booked in yonks ago,’ followed by a green tick emoji.
He added: ‘In response to your earlier tweet about commentators… may I humbly refer you to the work of Jonathan Pearce [who has been commentating on the tournament].
‘Enjoy the sunshine.’
Football commentator Jacqui Oatley replied to Logan’s ‘parody’ label, writing: ‘It gets funnier and funnier,’ alongside a laughing crying face emoji.
Social media users were quick to join Logan and other broadcasters in condemning Lord Sugar