Boris Becker’s ‘ridiculous’ remark has caused the BBC audience to turn off Wimbledon’Crossed the line.’
After a joke from the commentator was deemed to have “stepped the line,” BBC viewers turned away from coverage of Wimbledon.
Wimbledon fans are boycotting BBC coverage of the tournament after tennis legend Boris Becker made a “ridiculous” remark that provoked a social media backlash. On BBC 1, Becker was commentating on Novak Djokovic and Marton Fucsovics’ center court match when the German made a provocative remark about the Hungarian player’s girlfriend. Viewers complained about “sexism” in Becker’s statements, and several wondered whether he had “stepped the line.”
When Beker said that Hungarian women are the “best-looking women,” co-commentator John Inverdale had just identified Fucsovics’ girlfriend Anett Böszörményi after she was framed by the camera.
One Wimbledon fan remarked, “Why are we allowing John Inverdale and Boris Becker to discuss the attractiveness of Marton Fucsovics’ partner?”
Another wrote, “Boris Becker and John Inverdale talking about Hungarian women being the best looking women in the world during Novak Djokovic v Marton Fucsovics isn’t really the analysis I was expecting on Wimbledon Centre Court during Novak Djokovic v Marton Fucsovics isn’t really the analysis I was expecting on Wimbledon Centre Court.”
“Is that truly a crime?” someone else inquired.
During Novak Djokovic v Marton Fucsovics on Wimbledon Centre Court, Boris Becker and John Inverdale talking about Hungarian women being the best attractive women in the world isn’t exactly the analysis I was expecting.
“His remark about ‘Annette’ was quite amusing. Boris stepped across the line. I’m not sure why he’s even on the BBC.”
“I’m still waiting for someone to explain to me why Inverdale gets to commentate on a Wimbledon quarter-final,” one person said of Becker’s teammate.
“Bloke only speaks complete nonsense.”
“Are you joking?! Another fan shouted, “I’m going to be making a lot of complaints to the BBC after this Wimbledon.”
“BorisBecker, with the well-rounded observation that “Fucsovic’s girlfriend is undeniably attractive.”
Someone else wrote, “Cheers Boris, you old hound.”
The pair’s “dull” commentary on BBC seemed to turn off some viewers.
“Why do we have to endure through John Inverdale and Boris Becker’s commentary?” one person wondered.
“Can you think of a more boring commentary duo at Wimbledon than John Inverdale and Boris Becker? ” inquired a third.
“Who on earth thought it was a good idea to put John Inverdale and Boris Becker in the commentary box together?” another user wondered.
“For the love of God, just shut up and stop spewing nonsense.” Brinkwire Summary News”.