Emma Dodds hits out at apparent sexist comment after Rangers TV appearance
Emma Dodds has hit out at a Rangers fan after it was claimed she and Kirsty Howat have been “shoehorned into men’s football simply to tick the PC boxes”.
Dodds was working on RangersTV at the weekend when Steven Gerrard’s men won 4-2 away at Ross County in the Scottish Premiership.
After the match, she posted an image of herself with Neil McCann and Rangers Women player Howat, who made her first appearance as a pundit.
After the seasoned broadcaster shared the image of herself in the studio with McCann and Howat, one Gers fan replied by telling her and Howat to “stick to the women’s game”.
Howat replied with a thumbs-up emoji while Dodds said: “Have a great day, pal.” Followed by a sarcastic face and dinosaur emojis.
We’re glad to see that Dodds has called out this utter idiot for his ancient perspective on football because it seems to show that sexism in the sport is still rife.
Who cares whether it’s a man or a woman talking about Rangers? If they know their stuff, then what does it matter?
Howat joined Rangers Women from Glasgow City in January and knows a thing or two about scoring goals.
We’re fairly certain she’ll be able to offer us more insight about the game than some of the brainless sexists on social media.
It’s also nice to get the point of view of someone who’s playing for the club.
Guess what? RangersTV weren’t able to get the men’s team players in the studio because they were playing so what does it matter if they’ve called on a woman from the women’s team?
As for Dodds, she’s as experienced as it gets at broadcasting Scottish football having worked for BT Sport, Premier Sports and, of course, Rangers TV.
It’s so desperately sad that some people can’t just watch their team play football without acting as though someone is out to get them by putting women on the television screen in front of them.