Peter Alliss in in hot water regarding sexists comments made during the Open at St Andrews

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Peter Alliss has made a few howlers over the years but his latest set at St Andrews on the final day of the Open Golf Championship takes the cake and biscuit.

I don't intend to quote him because it's just not worth it and it would only serve to highlight his views. The BBC have apologised so that should be the end of the matter.

I do not have any sympathy with Peter but I do think that the long hours of uninterrupted coverage and the fact that not much was going on at the end proved the idiom - the devil makes work for idle mouths (or should it be hands).


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Clearly we don't need the kind of talk Peter came out with but at the end of the day, do we need 60% of what's spouted by commentators?

There is only so much you can talk about when everyone can see what’s going on on the screen. Yet sometimes you would think it was a radio commentary.

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Tennis is another sport with this problem. I for one am sick of hearing more and more superlatives spouted by Andrew Castle and the like - for example during Wimbledon and Davis Cup.

Accolades are given for every point, every rally and it’s just not necessary. Out of this world, incredible, playing out of his skin (really)? It detracts from the spectacle and is a complete distraction.

In short we can do without 50% of commentary. Yes to the sound of the crowd, the ball hitting the club or racket, the birds and the breeze but leave out the nonsensical and sexist banter.

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