Jacqui Oatley to become first woman to commentate on Match of the Day

Ollie Irish

19th, April 2007

jacqui_oatley.jpgAs reported in The Sun, this Saturday commentator Jacqui Oatley will take the mic for Fulham v Blackburn in the Premiership. In doing so, Oatley will become the first woman to commentate on a Saturday fixture for MotD. About time too.
You might know Oakley from BBC Radio 5 Live’s football coverage. I’ve heard her a few times and she’s good. That said, I did chuckle at a comment left by a Sun reader on the newspaper’s website: ‘Who cares what her commentary is like as long as she gets her **** out…’
I guess it’s chauvinistic views like that which explain why it’s taken so long for a woman to break through into Motty’s sheepskin world.

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