Sunderland boss David Moyes will be asked by the Football Association to explain himself after telling a BBC reporter she might "get a slap".
After his side's draw with Burnley on 18 March, Moyes was asked by Vicki Sparks if the presence of owner Ellis Short had put extra pressure on him.
He said "no" but, after the interview, added Sparks "might get a slap even though you're a woman" and told her to be "careful" next time she visited.
Moyes "deeply regrets" the comments.
"It was in the heat of the moment," added the 53-year-old Scot.
I really can't understand what all the fuss is about. Moyes made a perfectly light hearted remark to the BBC reporter who didn't take offence and was laughing along with him. Having seen videos of the incident on the news it is obvious the remark was not a threat or even meant to be. It is totally beyond me why some self righteous prigs seem to assume that they have to act on behalf of the feminine population. I've spent a great deal of my working life with women, I had a stock of one liners " I'll slap your legs in a minute if you keep interrupting me." - " I wish I'd married you myself now." and other, what no doubt would be deemed offensive or sexist remarks now.
God alone know how people get on at work now, I'd be frightened to say anything in case some over sensitive soul was ' offended.' and I lost my job over a similar remark or alleged 'racist' comment.
When on earth did everybody acquire the seemingly inalienable right not to be 'offended.'?