Search icon


03rd Apr 2017

VIDEO: Footage emerges of the moment David Moyes told a female reporter she “might get a slap”

Tony Cuddihy

Surely the writing is on the wall for the Sunderland manager.

Footage has emerged of the moment Sunderland manager David Moyes told a female reporter to be careful or she “might get a slap even though you’re a woman.”

Moyes’ tone suggests he was in jest but he was still forced to apologise to Match of the Day reporter Vicki Sparks for the inappropriate remarks, which came after Sunderland’s 0-0 draw against Burnley.

“It was getting a wee bit naughty at the end there so just watch yourself,” Moyes tells her. “You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman.”

“Careful the next time you come in,” he adds.

According to the Daily Star, a BBC spokesperson has since indicated that Moyes has now apologised to Sparks for the comment.

“Mr Moyes has apologised to our reporter and she has accepted his apology,” they told the paper.

With Sunderland currently eight points from safety at the foot of the Premier League table, the controversy could not have come at a worse time for the former Manchester United and Everton manager.

Catch up with this week’s episode of 888Sport Football Friday Live


David Moyes