Meanwhile Britain’s Women in Football, an umbrella group for women working in and around football, including female journalists, responded Monday by urging England’s governing Football Association to help rid the game of sexism by “educating” managers.
“We are deeply disappointed and concerned by the threatening language used by Sunderland manager David Moyes towards BBC reporter, Vicki Sparks,” said a WIF statement. “We are calling on the FA to help educate football managers against this type of behaviour.”
A Sunderland spokesman said earlier Monday: “David and the reporter spoke to one another subsequently and the matter was resolved amicably.”
The BBC added the matter had been resolved, with a spokesman saying: “Mr Moyes has apologised to our reporter and she has accepted his apology.”