19 May, 2021 @ 20:30
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‘FOUL PLAY’ as sexist comments are heard via an open microphone before TV coverage of women’s football match in Spain

FOUL PLAY as sexist comments are heard on microphone before TV coverage of women's football match in Spain
Microphone on a stand

SPAIN’S public broadcaster, RTVE, is trying to find out whether one of its employees made sexist remarks before a telecast of a women’s football match last Sunday (May 16).

RTVE cameras covered the La Liga Primera Division clash between Real Madrid and Eibar for the Teledeporte channel.

Pre-match footage was somehow recorded and posted to a social media site.

The video involved audio picked up by a microphone with a man talking to somebody called Jorge.

The man said: “Jorge, nothing…they do not have to play. They should be banned from doing it. These ‘feminazis’ who want equality…….”

RTVE emphasised that the comments were never transmitted on Teledeporte or any of its streams because they were a test.

They did admit though that the feed was made available for international distribution, which is probably how the pre-match recording made it onto social media.

RTVE stated that an ‘internal investigation had been opened to see if any of their staff had made the unforgivable macho comments’.

The broadcaster added that the remarks could have come from somebody with no ties to them.

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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