Gary Lineker and Helen Skelton: Two BBC presenters, one shocking double standard

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Sunday 14 August 2016 14:20
Celebrities

This week, two BBC presenters were criticised for the "skimpiness" of their outfits while fronting the station's sports coverage - but for very different reasons.

Gary Lineker wore a pair of boxer shorts to present Match of the Day on Saturday night to fulfill a pledge he made if his former side Leicester City won the title last season:

The biggest complaint about Lineker seemed to be that his pants weren't skimpy enough:

Helen Skelton has been presenting the BBC's swimming coverage at the Olympics and she wore this outfit on Saturday night:

As some people pointed out, she received very different treatment to Lineker:

Skelton was lambasted for wearing a "revealing" and "risque" outfit:

And subjected to picture captions like this:

And headlines like this:

Hmm...

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