Sportscaster Under Fire for "Sexist" Comments About Wimbledon Winner
French tennis star Marion Bartoli had dreams of winning Wimbledon since she was a little girl ... and this past weekend, the 28-year-old made that dream a reality. Even though it was her first-ever grand slam win, less people may have been talking about the victory itself and instead criticizing what people are calling sexist comments by a BBC sportscaster.
During a broadcast after her win, the BBC's John Inverdale said, in part, "...I just wonder if her dad did say to her, when she was 12, 13, 14 maybe, 'Listen, you're never going to be a looker, you'll never be a Sharapova .... so you have to be scrappy and fight'?"
On today's 'The Five,' the crew debated the comments, in which Inverdale inferred Bartoli would "have to compensate" for her lack of looks.
"It's rude, it's sexist, it's elitist, and he's outright wrong," said Eric Bolling. "Your looks aren't going to put your backhand in that corner when you want it to."
Inverdale did eventually release an apology for the remarks ... but Greg Gutfeld, for one, doesn't want to hear it.
"Apologies for this stuff really don't matter," he said.
Watch more from the segment, above.