He’s a real prince among men this John Inverdale dude. His reaction to Bartoli’s win at Wimbledon:
Do you think Bartoli’s dad told her when she was little: ‘You’re never going to be a looker, you’ll never be a Sharapova, so you have to be scrappy and fight’?”
I feel a huge rant coming on about rampant misogyny, about disrespect, about reducing women’s value, no matter what they do, to whether or not you want to fuck them, about violence, about abuse.
But for now, I’ll just say, poor Marion Bartoli. She’s apparently not pretty enough to tempt the discerning eye of an ordinary middle-aged bloke like journalist John Inverdale, so she’s had to settle for second-best. A win at one of her sport’s most prestigious events, on top of a long-lasting, successful, and highly lucrative career as a professional athlete. Tough lines…