Female sport reporters face floods of sexist insults over World Cup coverage
By Renata Rat
When Claudia Neumann, a German sports journalist, commentated on a World Cup football match as the first female reporter ever in 2018, she experienced a flood of heavy sexist insults via social media.
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“It was just horrible”, said Neumann. Her TV channel, the German public boradcaster ZDF, even filed charges against two Twitter users.
Fast forward to 2019 where in this year’s World Cup the BBC has been accused of sexism via social media, after an all-female commentating team hosted the game England vs. Scotland and did the half-time-reports. The arguments were that there could not be…