BBC golf commentator said ‘she’s got the shortest skirt on campus’ in off-mic remark at the Masters in April
PETER ALLISS has risked a sexism row AGAIN after referring to Sergio Garcia’s fiancee’s “lovely legs”.
The legendary BBC commentator was criticised at April’s Masters for an off-mic remark in which he said Angela Akins was wearing “the shortest skirt on the campus”.
And now he has refused to back down from his comments in a column for a magazine.
Alliss writes in Atlantic Golf & Lifestyle that Akins’ skirt was more suited to ice skating than a golf course.
She was seen at Royal Birkdale this week wearing a skirt similar to the one that initially caught Alliss’ attention at Augusta.
Garcia will marry American Akins – a former Golf Channel reporter – next weekend.
And Alliss wrote: “I came home to a barrage of emails, several of them very rude, castigating me for being so sexist – fancy remarking that Sergio Garcia’s fiancee had the shortest skirt on the campus.
“Well, she did, that’s a fact.
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“Many, I’m sure, would have thought it was inappropriate to wear such a skirt on a golf course.
“They perhaps would favour a crinoline or at least a ball gown, but that’s not for me to worry about.
“Anyway, she had lovely legs and was very pretty, but the skirt was more suited to an ice-skating show than the 18th green at Augusta. But, hey ho, life goes on.”
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