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Lord Alan Sugar is facing a backlash following comments he made on Twitter about women commentators at Euro 2022. The tournament, being hosted by England, kicked off on July 6, and can go on until the top of this month.

On Saturday Portugal drew 2-2 with Switzerland, with Netherlands taking over Sweden within the evening live to tell the tale the BBC. And Sugar, who has 5.2million followers on Twitter, posted: “I’m watching the ladies football and see that ALL the comentators (sic) are women. I also note when mens football is on there’s a symobilic (sic) female comentator to cover the broadcasters a***.

“Should I complain there should me a male commentator in women’s football?”

The tweet received a mixed response to place it mildly. BBC broadcaster Gabby Logan replied: “Now we have loads of men working on this tournament Lord Sugar, don’t fret you’re not being eradicated.”

Quite a few users identified that Jonathan Pearce was among the many male commentators who had been involved within the tournament, while one post read: “Aahh yes a straight white male complaining of lack of representation. Well how about that.”

One other asked: “Do you ever stop crying?”, while one person questioned: “Sometimes I ponder the way you got so wealthy.”

Sugar himself responded angrily to a few of his replies, however the tweet is actually receiving a giant response. The European Championships have been widely considered an enormous success up to now, with UEFA announcing that that they had sold 517,000 of the 700,000 tickets available within the lead-up.

A complete of 68,871 spectators watched England beat Austria 1-0 at Old Trafford within the host’s first game on Wednesday, and the ultimate as Wembley could see as many as 90,000 supporters pack out the famous stadium.

The Lionesses’ next match is on Monday once they face Norway in Brighton. Speaking about their hopes within the tournament, manager Sarina Wiegman recently said: “It might be really strange if we’d not be excited.”

“But what we’re talking about is train well, play well, play as a team and play the most effective game we will and that normally what we speak about on a regular basis.”

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