I am a celebrity star Sam Quek defended calling a panel presentation of the World Cup "beautiful" for women.
The 30-year-old Olympic gold hockey medalist praised Gabby Logan and analyzes Alex Scott, Hope Solo and Gemma Fay.
His appearance after England's defeat against Scotland led Sam to tweet: "Has there been a more handsome and competent team of presenters and experts?"
Trolls accused his wife's women's football and claimed that a man saying that the same thing would have been criticized.
But Sam, backed by an army of fans, responded angrily: "I can not think of a single negative effect that would have on the four girls saying they are not just competent, they're pretty, too.
"My Tweet was about them being cute and competent.
"I still do not understand why I should not have said they were beautiful when the two are mutually exclusive?
"As if a flower were yellow and smelled good, the color has no connection with the smell."
Later, Sam posted a photo of a men's TV panel of the League of Nations semifinal against Holland, including Jamie Redknapp and Jamie Carragher.
She wrote: "What a beautiful and competent presenter / team of experts!
"Sorry for the offensively people finding this question" sexist "I would like to rephrase for …" presentation / punditry beautiful and very competent team! "- my sincerest apologies."
BBC Sport TV director Philip Bernie said: "The much-anticipated host nation England vs. Scotland on BBC One yesterday did not disappoint and drew a record audience for female football in the UK."
"We are very pleased with how the event and our coverage began.
"The BBC is very proud to televise every game of the Women's World Cup and hopes to bring all the action to the widest possible audience by the end of the tournament."
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