Alex Scott has hit again at a former authorities minister after he criticised her pronunciation throughout her protection of the Tokyo Olympics.
The BBC presenter spoke out after ex-Home of Lords member Digby Jones tweeted she “spoils a very good presentational job… along with her very noticeable incapacity to pronounce her ‘g’s on the finish of a phrase”.
“Sufficient! I am unable to stand it anymore!” the previous Labour commerce minister wrote on Twitter.
“Opponents are NOT collaborating, Alex, within the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin.”
Sufficient! I can’t stand it anymore! Alex Scott spoils a very good presentational job on the BBC Olympics Group along with her very noticeable incapacity to pronounce her ‘g’s on the finish of a phrase.Opponents are NOT collaborating, Alex, within the fencin, rowin, boxin, kayakin, weightliftin & swimmin
— Lord Digby Jones (@Digbylj) July 30, 2021
Scott, a former Arsenal and England footballer, immediately addressed the criticism as she spoke proudly about her east London background.
“I am from a working class household in East London, Poplar, Tower Hamlets & I’m PROUD,” she tweeted.
“Happy with the younger woman who overcame obstacles, and pleased with my accent!
“It is me, it is my journey, my grit.”
Scott additionally had a message for her youthful followers, saying: “A fast one to any younger children who might not have a sure type of privilege in life.
“By no means permit judgments in your class, accent, or look maintain you again. Use your historical past to put in writing your story.
“Hold striving, hold shining & do not change for anybody.
“Tweets like this simply give me the vitality to maintain going.”
Scott, who was lately introduced as the brand new host of the BBC’s Soccer Focus, acquired assist from colleagues, athletes and politicians.
London mayor Sadiq Khan tweeted: “By no means cease being you, Alex. You’ve got damaged down obstacles for younger Londoners.”
Responding to Lord Jones, Better Manchester mayor Andy Burnham wrote: “I like pure, genuine accents. What annoys me is individuals placing on posh accents.”
Former footballer Micah Richards and ex-rugby worldwide Will Carling added to the various voices of assist for Scott, whereas Arsenal Girls tweeted: “Hold being you, @AlexScott. Without end proud!”
Lord Jones, who was educated on the personal Bromsgrove Faculty, is a former director-general of the Confederation of British Business and was commerce minister below ex-prime minister Gordon Brown.
He was a member of the Home of Lords between 2007 and 2020.