Thursday, December 01, 2016
Must not refer to normal family division of labor
Culture Secretary Karen Bradley slapped down a Tory MP today after he told MPs that men in his constituency coach football teams while women wash the kits.
Kettering MP Philip Hollobone raised eyebrows when he made the comments during an urgent question in the Commons on the sex abuse scandal engulfing football.
He said: 'In a place like Kettering, football is 95 per cent of voluntary activity - the players, the coaches.
'And it's basically the dads who are the coaches and the mums who wash the team kit.'
His comments sparked outraged gasps among some MPs
Ms Bradley joked: 'I'm also aware of many husbands who are very good at washing the dishes and making sure that they make the food, I'm sure my husband, if watching this, will be concerned if I didn't put that on the record.'