Susanna Reid BLASTS Piers Morgan over female boxing sexism as viewers left enraged

Piers, 51, said that he could watch men boxing but did not like seeing women “whack each other”, explaining his decision, he said: “I think men have been bigger, stronger, more aggressive and more inclined to fight.” 

However, the 46-year-old broadcaster was not too impressed and was heard telling him: “I think it is technically sexist.”

And she wasn’t the only one who disagreed with Piers’ words, as guest and naturalist Steve Backshall also told him he was being “a little bit sexist”.

Many people took to social media, too, to slam the Good Morning Britain host as well over his views after they were left fuming.

One person posted: “Hoping that @piersmorgan gets a smack’round the chops off @NicolaAdamsOBE this morning on @GMB, already on the anti woman’s boxing wagon.”

Another person said: “Thanks @SteveBackshall for calling Piers Morgan out for being so sexist!” 

A third added: “Piers Morgan saying he doesn’t like women hitting each other in boxing whereas men doing it is fine is sexist…”

But there were others who agreed with Piers and also posted on the micro-blogging site: “@piersmorgan we grow up a society that tells us violence towards women is wrong. not to hit women. Now we have to like watching them be hit?”

While a second tweeted: “@piersmorgan #boxing Woman’s boxing ain’t good to watch piers I agree. U should try watching the UFC instead, then ul see real fighting [sic].”

“Not sexist for @piersmorgan not to like to watch women would be to say they shouldn’t though. Women are tough…they give birth…” posted another.

This isn’t the only time the ITV host has been called out on his views about the difference between men and women, earlier this year he suggested that some employers should be allowed to stipulate what women had to wear to work including high heels.

He later changed his opinion after he had to wear a pair of stilettos on Loose Women and discovered how uncomfortable the shoes were. 

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.

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