MP for Dudley accuses BBC of ‘sickening hypocrisy’ after ‘all-white’ criticism of England squad
Marco Longhi has seized on a TV presenter’s comments about the England squad’s ‘lack of diversity’ after their 8-0 win over Norway last week.
Speaking after the victory, the presenter said: “It was a historic eight-goal victory for England last night as the Lionesses secured their place in the quarter-finals – but all 11 starting players and the five substitutes who entered the pitch were all white.
“And that points to a lack of diversity in women’s football in England.”
Mr Longhi also accused the company of “sickening” hypocrisy after it discovered its top 11 employees were all white.
The MP for Dudley North said: “Why, oh why, does the BBC have to be so divisive and the woke standard bearer in this country?
“Young white girls will feel guilty for being white when they listen to this poison.
“Meanwhile, the BBC publishes its list of star-studded presenters and their exorbitant taxpayer-funded salaries.
“Guess what? Their top 11 starting presenters are all white. But who cares. It’s their hypocrisy that’s sickening.”
The BBC’s ‘rich list’, published last week, is headed by Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker, who was paid £1.35m last year.
He is ahead of Radio 2 Breakfast Show host Zoe Ball (£985,000) and football pundit Alan Shearer (£455,000).
The BBC declined to respond when approached by the Express & Star.