Arsenal Women captain Alex Scott was forced to shut down the BBC on Twitter, after their social media employee made a rather disappointing error.
Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City beat Cardiff 2-0 in the FA Cup on Sunday, meaning they’re still on the win the quadruple.
The Sky Blues face Arsenal in the League Cup final in February, are still in the Champions League and look certain to clinch the Premier League title.
In pointing this out, however, the BBC made a bit of a boo-boo, saying this would be the first time an English football club had ever achieved such a feat.
But an English football team has done it: Arsenal Women. In 2007, they won the Women’s FA Cup, Champions League, Premier League and Premier League Cup.
Arsenal captain Alex Scott was understandably annoyed at the oversight from the BBC and corrected them on Twitter.
— Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) January 28, 2018
The situation reminds me of when Andy Murray was forced to correct a journalist for claiming Sam Querrey, who knocked the British player out of Wimbledon, was the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009.
As Murray pointed out, although Querrey was the first male player, Serena Williams had won 12 Grand Slam tournaments since 2009.
It’s just frustrating that it usually takes a man to call-out casual sexism for it to be taken seriously.Click here for reuse options!
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