Ian Wright has told the ‘horrible’ men on social media to ‘grow up’ after their abuse of Eni Aluko.
Working as a pundit on ITV for Brazil’s clash with South Korea, Aluko was asked about the form of Richarlison, who scored another stunning World Cup in the 4-1 win on Monday.
She said: “He’s the top scorer for Brazil over the last two years. He’s got a great record. 19 goals in 40 appearances. Do the math on that, it’s one goal a game.”
Predictably, and horribly, her error was pounced upon by social media morons, prompting Wright to remind those misogynists that on-air mistakes are commonplace.
Wright tweeted: ‘I’ve made countless mistakes live on air. The replies to this are horrible. You man are so pressed by women in football that you take pure pleasure in this. Grow up.’
The BBC’s Dan Walker also had his say, claiming if either Roy Keane or Graeme Souness had made the mistake no-one would have said anything about it.
He wrote: ‘We all know what she meant and if either of the blokes alongside her had said it… it would have been ignored. The bile beneath this says a lot more about the authors than Eni Aluko. P.S. I once called the Pentagon an “octagonal shaped building in Washington” .
Aluko had clearly meant to say the Tottenham star had scored nearly a goal every other game for his nation.
After her slip of the tongue, Aluko tweeted this morning: “Got myself a first class law degree, 102 caps and a doctorate but maths wasn’t always my forte.
“Nearly one in two games is the math on Richarlison. But some of you weirdo twitterati knew that already. Might also learn from the rest of the analysis conveniently ignored.”
Aluko recently made history at the World Cup by being a part of the first ever all-female broadcast panel during the men’s tournament alongside Karen Carney and Seema Jaswal.
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