Criticism over all-male UK Sports Personality of the Year shortlist


The BBC is receiving criticism now after announcing a Sports Personality of the Year shortlist that for the first time since 2006 doesn’t include a woman. World champion Rebecca Adlington for instance tweeted (after receiving a lot of tweets about the list missing women) that “Think there has been some great women in sport this year including my best friend @KeriannePayne and sad they haven’t been recognised.”!/BeckAdlington/status/141446983717101569

I totally agree, also because I don’t recognize many of the men on that list. If it is any consolation, Faroese media stopped having the “Faroese sports person of the year” award in 2010, after Pál Joensen winning it for three years (and another swimmer before that). And have now sort of relaunched the event with a “Faroese soccer player of the year” award. I’m not even kidding.

Here is Keri-Anne Paine for you, via the17thman

Via The Telegraph and Women’s Views on News


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