BBC to defy trolls and keep Sharron Davies on its coverage of the Commonwealth Games
BBC to defy trolls and keep Sharron Davies informed about the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham…
- Sharron Davies has expressed support for the ban on trans athletes in sport
- Davies, 59, has been subjected to death threats and abuse from online trolls
- Activists had called on the BBC to fire the former swimmer over her views
The BBC will defy transgender activists by using Sharron Davies in their coverage of next month’s Commonwealth Games.
Davies, 59, has been the victim of abuse — including death threats — from online trolls for her high-profile campaign to ban trans athletes from women’s sports.
In recent weeks, pro-trans lobbyists have contacted the Beeb, requesting that the former British Olympic swimmer, who has worked for them for more than 25 years, be fired.
However, the company has backed Davies and she will take up her usual role as a pool reporter in Birmingham for the Commonwealth Games, which start on July 28.
She told Sportsmail: “The trans activists are so mean they come after you like you can’t believe if you don’t do everything they tell you to do. They called my employers and charities I worked for and they made my life hell.
“But BBC Sport has been very good. I will work for them at the Commonwealth Games and European Championships. I’m really looking forward to being around the pool.”
Sharron Davies Has Been Abused By Online Trolls For Her Opinions About Trans Athletes
Former swimmer Davies has covered major events for the BBC for over 25 years