Wimbledon tennis commentator Andrew Castle has come under fire on social media over a comment he made comparing Coco Gauff's mother to Tiger Woods.
Castle, the lead commentator for the BBC's coverage of Wimbledon, made the comment during Gauff's 2-0 defeat to Angelique Kerber on Monday afternoon.
The remark by the former UK tennis No.1 was then met by total silence by his co-commentator Tracy Austin.
Check out some of the tweets following the comment:
1/2) Was watching the Coco Gauff & Angelique Kerber match, the commentators were I think, Tracy Austin & Andrew Castle. There was a shot of Coco’s mum & Castle said “she reminds me of Tiger Woods”! There was a deadly silence from Tracy. The oddest comment I’ve ever heard.— Susanne (@SusanneLowe17) July 6, 2021
Did the commentator just compare Coco Gauff’s mum to Tiger Woods??— Dorothy Whyte (@DorothyWhyte2) July 5, 2021
The commentator saying that Coco Gauff’s mum reminds him of Tiger Woods. pic.twitter.com/jtjHQ17cNu— MostDeaf (@SnoozeActive) July 5, 2021
#isitok for the bbc Wimbledon commentator to say that Coco Gauff’s mum looks like Tiger Woods?— Benito Underhill (@benitounderhill) July 5, 2021
Brit commie: The look on [Coco’s mom’s] face reminds me of Tiger Woods.— Christina (@stinarichard) July 5, 2021
Oh gosh Castle is terrible. I don't think he realizes the absolute drivel that falls out of his mouth !— JESSICA (@JESSICABUNTY) July 6, 2021
I couldn’t believe what I was hearing, I had to rewind to make sure I’d heard right!— Susanne (@SusanneLowe17) July 6, 2021
The British commentator (I really can’t remember his name) really just said that Coco Gauff’s mother looks like Tiger Woods…— Melvin (@mtkigz1) July 5, 2021
Tracy Austin was silent….#Wimbledon
@ScipioLondinium You have no understanding of white privilege. Get educated. I have sent an official complaint to the BBC about this commentator’s statement.— Jayne (@3000doors) July 5, 2021
Did that commentator just compare Coco Gauff’s mum to Tiger Woods? #wimbledon— Kalee Jones (@kaleejones_) July 5, 2021
@BBCSport the commentator on BBC just said Coco Gauff mother reminded him of Tiger Woods. What is wrong with these people. Black people just can't be unique. We all look alike and behave like each other— Orville Farrell (@OrvilleFarrell) July 5, 2021
Castle's comment comes off the back of co-commentator and former Wimbledon champion John McEnroe also coming under fire for his comments about English tennis ace Emma Raducanu, who was forced to retire hurt.
John McEnroe has come under fire after suggesting that Emma Raducanu found playing in the last 16 of #Wimbledon ‘a little too much’ after she retired on medical grounds. By @seaningle https://t.co/bKblUSPCpv— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) July 6, 2021
He said nothing wrong. He IMO actually showed empathy & spoke of his experiences when very young reaching semi finals..pathetic to call it misogyny. Andrew Castle made a comment about mother of Coco Gauff looking like tiger Woods and that's okay? Nothing in common except colour https://t.co/ENbZjgMbMt— Leigh-Catherine (@PsychicLC) July 6, 2021
Castle, who is a keen golfer, used to present live golf coverage on Sky Sports Golf back in the day.
He has also presented on GMTV and Smooth radio.
Castle also competed on Strictly Come Dancing in 2008 where he was voted out in round seven.