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Karren Brady hits back at Benni McCarthy sexism by saying he should stick to eating

Published 14/11/2015 | 14:47

Benni McCarthy's comments about women in football have been given a suitable response by Karren Brady
Benni McCarthy's comments about women in football have been given a suitable response by Karren Brady

Karren Brady has issued a withering retort to Benni McCarthy after he made sexist comments about women in football.

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McCarthy - who endured a disastrous spell at West Ham five years ago - sparked controversy this week when he claimed that women had no place in football.

He told French publication So Foot: “I saw so many things in my life and in football for me, it was nothing. Woman and football, it's not such a good combination.”

The comments were largely interpreted as an attack on Brady, West Ham's vice-chairwoman who played a key role in sacking the striker for being overweight in 2011.

West Ham co-owner David Gold had already issued his own riposte to McCarthy on his Twitter account.

But Brady took it a step further in her column in The Sun today. She wrote: "Benni McCarthy is giving the benefit of his wisdom again and I seem to be on the end of it.

"McCarthy was the striker we sacked because he was overweight and never scored for us.

"He now says women and football do not mix. However, women's football is improving quickly and off the field a growing number are excellent executives.

"My view is that football is lucky to have us. My other view is that McCarthy should stick with his area of expertise, which according to many is... eating."

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