The hero we all need.
As a woman in the public eye, and especially in sport, Lynsey Hipgrave is no stranger to verbal abuse.
The TalkSPORT UK reporter has been vocal about the near-constant objectification she experiences from some audience members and is never afraid to call out inappropriate behaviour on and off the air.
Unfortunately, Lynsey was forced to do just that again this week when one listener was being disrespectful.
After repeatedly being called “love” and “darling”, Lynsey decided to end the conversation and won the internet in the process.
You wouldn’t call Alan Brazil “darling”, would you? ?♂️@LynseyHipgrave1 was on ? today… ??
? Plenty more from Lynsey at 10am tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/DlJwT3cfNQ
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 5, 2018
Yes, the presenter was having absolute NONE of their shit and while she received the usual amount of backlash from some narrow-minded audience members, the clip ultimately received huge praise.
She warns him and he carries on , if you listened to the next caller she explains it wasn’t him just calling her love , it’s the patronising “darling” that annoyed her. He’s a Liverpool fan which was more offensive
— Tim c (@Timcorps) March 5, 2018
Funniest thing I have heard for ages and quite right also ha, what a plonker he was! Well done Lynsey and enjoyed the show ????
— David Matthews (@MatthewsDavid) March 5, 2018
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) March 5, 2018
Calls Danny ‘Danny’, calls Lynsey ‘love’ and ‘darling’.
It would drive me nuts hearing that on a daily basis so don’t blame @lynseyhipgrave1 one bit.
Would he call the queen ‘darling’ too?
— Crippy Cooke (@CrippyCooke) March 5, 2018
— Women in Football (@WomeninFootball) March 5, 2018
Lynsey later addressed those who didn’t seem to approve of her decision to end the call, reminding them that “sometimes it’s not what you say, it’s the way that you say it”.
Seems to be an awful lot of people missing the point, sometimes it’s not what you say it’s the way that you say it. Genuine terms of endearment are lovely but the ‘scuse me darling’ was just condescending. He can’t say I didn’t warn him ?#FFS
— Lynsey Hipgrave (@lynseyhipgrave1) March 5, 2018