Was Chris Boardman *Really* Sexist Towards Olympian Laura Trott?

The presenter's comment has caused a big stir on Twitter...

We’re not gonna lie, we’ve got a major girl crush on Laura Trott right now.

The track and road cyclist, 24, is officially Britain’s greatest ever female Olympian, having won the team pursuit and the omnium events at both the London and Rio Games. Ah-mazing, right?

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Laura Trott at the Olympics

It was yesterday that Laura picked up her latest omnium gold, which she celebrated with her fiancé and fellow cyclist Jason Kenny.

Jason, BTW, has six golds of his own. In fact, if the couple’s house was a country, it’d be 13th on the current medal table. INSANE.

So of course, he was thrilled for his lady’s achievements. But unfortunately for Laura, there was one thing that appeared to dampen spirits a little.

Laura Trott and Jason Kenny

We saw both Laura Trott and Jason Kenny win golds last night

As she and Jason hugged, commentator Chris Boardman said: ‘She’s doing all the emotion for both of them, really – he’s looking at her wondering what’s for tea!’

This led some to accuse him of sexism, with one viewer Tweeting: ‘What a shame the usually gr8 @Chris_Boardman belittled himself & (record breaking) @LauraTrott31 w/a sexist jibe abt making dinner #Rio2016.’

Another wrote: ‘@Chris_Boardman “What’s for tea?” Not the smartest wording there, pal. Came across as rather sexist. Not OK. @BBCSport #keirin #Rio2016 [sic].’

Chris Boardman

Chris Boardman came under fire for his comment

Hmm. However, others have defended the 47-year-old, with comments including: ‘No way @Chris_Boardman was being sexist with “what’s for tea” comment. He was just trying to convey laid back attitude of @JasonKenny107.’

And he’s now defended his words, Tweeting: ‘Just to clarify, “what’s for tea?” is often I question asks me! It’s nothing to do with gender!! [sic].’

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His wife Sally added: ‘As his wife, I can tell you he never asks me to make tea, It’s like saying what’s on TV?

‘Just to make it clear, Chris is a feminist.’

Even co-host Clare Balding has got involved, captioning a photo of herself and Chris: ‘#whatsfortea @Chris_Boardman it’s your turn ?.’

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