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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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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

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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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Moments after Garcia sunk the winning putt in his playoff with Justin Rose, the 86-year-old Alliss said over the roars that Angela Akins had “the shortest skirt on the campus.” The BBC released a brief statement explaining the situation. “While believing he was off air , Peter made a lighthearted remark

To wit, Alliss’ latest cringe-worthy moment came after Sergio Garcia won his first major championship at Augusta Sergio and his fiancee , Angela Akins, have identical reactions to the winning putt. Be that as it may, let’ s hope that Alliss spares us further outrage and follows through on his plan to step

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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Update: Yup, Sergio Garcia is still living the dream .
<p>Last time we saw Sergio Garcia, he was winning his long-awaited first major at the 2017 Masters.</p>Last time we saw Sergio Garcia, he was winning his long-awaited first major at the 2017 Masters.

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