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Alex Scott of the BBC criticized a colleague who criticized her accent in Olympic reports because she said she was “working class and proud.”
The 36-year-old former Arsenal star was attacked by the former government minister, Lord Digby Jones, who suggested that she needed a “speech course.”
A colleague in the House of Lords said: “Enough! I can’t stand it anymore!
“Alex Scott did a great job in the BBC Olympic team because she was very obviously unable to pronounce the “g” at the end of the word.
“Participants did not participate, Alex, participate in fencin, rowin, boxin, kayaking, weightlifting and swimming competitions.”
But Ms. Scott lashed out at the former minister and responded to these tweets: “I come from a working-class family in East London, Poplar, and Tower Hamlet. I am very proud.
“I am proud of the girl who has overcome many difficulties, proud of my accent! It is me, this is my journey, my courage.
She said: “Use your history to write your story. Keep working hard, keep shining, and don’t change for anyone.”
The 36-year-old added: “Tweets like this just give me the energy to move on. See you tomorrow… Live at the BBC baby.”