Lauren Jackson upset at ‘sexist’ spin

Lauren Jackson tweeted about sexism in sport.
Lauren Jackson tweeted about sexism in sport.

LAUREN Jackson has lashed out at sections of the media for their “sexist” coverage of Seattle’s historic Super Bowl victory yesterday.

The Albury basketball champion reacted angrily after several news outlets, based both in Australia and overseas, reported that Seattle’s convincing triumph over Denver was the first major sporting win for the city since the Seattle Supersonics won the NBA title in 1979.

Jackson took to Twitter to vent her frustration that the two WNBA titles she won with Seattle Storm in 2004 and 2010 had been seemingly forgotten in the hysteria of the Seahawks’ win.

“We were good enough then and we are certainly good enough now to be acknowledged,” Jackson tweeted, along with an image of news stories reporting on the Storm’s championship wins.

“I am so dirty about this — sexism alive and well in sports and sporting culture.

“Minimising female achievement in sport, again.”

It sparked heated debate, but Jackson won plenty of support online.