As Shadow Minister for Sport and a keen football fan, I was dismayed at recent sexist comments made by Sunderland AFC manager David Moyes towards BBC reporter Vicki Sparkes.
Having worked as both doctor and a politician, I know how difficult it can be working in male-dominated environments. If we as a society fail to take action when individuals in senior positions make sexist comments, it provides legitimacy to these comments. This is particularly concerning taking into account the number of young girls and boys who look up to sports stars as role models.
It is time to level out the playing field and tackle sexism, from the Premier League to Sunday league.