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'Moyes cannot get away with these sexist threats' - Outrage over Sunderland manager's 'slap' joke

16:54 BST 03/04/2017
David Moyes Sunderland
The Black Cats boss has been condemned by politicians, players and football officials for his comment towards a female reporter

Sunderland manager David Moyes has found himself in trouble with the FA and Sunderland after making controversial comments to a female BBC reporter.

The former Manchester United boss made the comments after Sunderland's 0-0 draw with Burnley, telling Vicki Sparks: "Just getting a wee bit naughty at the end there so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you're a woman."

Moyes apologises for reporter slap threat

Moyes' comments have been condemned by the UK's Shadow Sports Minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan and former England international Gary Lineker among the biggest names criticising the Sunderland boss.

Plenty of fans on Twitter have also been outraged at Moyes's comments, despite the Sunderland boss apologising for any offence caused.

Some have decided to make light of the incident, trying to find a funny side in Moyes' sexist and unprofessional comments:

While many others on Twitter simply do not see what the fuss is about.

Moyes' relegation-threatened Sunderland travel to Leicester City on Tuesday in search of their first win in two months.