Former England footballer Alex Scott has grow to be the sufferer of racist remarks after stories of her being forged on A Query of Sport.
It was reported yesterday that Alex, 35, has been chosen to interchange axed 64-year-old presenter Sue Barker.
The information gave the impression to be confirmed by former footballer and BBC commentator Gary Lineker on Twitter as he congratulated Alex on her new function.
On Thursday he tweeted: “Congratulations and good luck to @AlexScott on being the brand new host for Query Of Sport.
“Good, educated and completely certified for the function. Oh… and in case you have an issue with Alex getting the job, you would possibly simply be a part of the issue.”
Nonetheless, Alex has grow to be confronted with vile racist remarks from trolls in response to the information.
These feedback together with some on Twitter referring to her potential casting as a “field ticking” train, whereas one other particular person wrote “No expertise or good presentation abilities . However her color will get her the job.”
Regardless of the nasty remarks, celebrities resembling Piers Morgan and Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff have advocated Alex within the function.
Freddie tweeted: “Congrats @AlexScott on the brand new job , by no means thoughts the knobheads you’ll be good”.
Nonetheless, in accordance with stories, the nasty feedback will hit Alex badly.
A supply informed The Solar: “The abuse she’s acquired throughout Twitter and different social media platforms has been disgusting.
“1000’s of individuals have been supportive nevertheless it’s the destructive ones Alex will keep in mind. She’s solely human.”
Mirror On-line has reached out to a consultant of Alex Scott for remark.
When approached by Mirror On-line to verify Alex’s new function on A Query of Sport, the BBC declined to remark and no alternative for Sue Barker has been confirmed by them but.
Sue is ready to movie her ultimate episodes with group captains Phil Tufnell and Matt Dawson later this month.
“I’ve completely cherished my 24 years fronting A Query of Sport,” Sue informed The Mirror, “its been my dream job.
“However I perceive the BBC need to take the present in a brand new path and I’m unhappy to say goodbye.”
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