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BBC Commentator Accused Of 'Creepy Sexism' During Wimbledon Broadcast

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 16

BBC commentator and former tennis player Andrew Castle has "risked sparking another Wimbledon sexism row after making comments about the appearance of the girlfriend of Brit-of-the-moment Marcus Willis," according to Jamie Grierson of the London GUARDIAN. During Willis’s second-round match aga...

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