With cyclist Lizzie Armitstead beaten into second place in the Olympic road race — but nevertheless picking up Britain’s first medal of the games — the Daily Mail’s Jan Moir has chosen to describe the new Olympic champion Marianne Vos as “some bitch from Holland”.
In an article entitled “Just what HAS happened to Sharron Davies’ face”, Moir opines:
“According to commentators, she had ‘fresh legs in good shape’, which she used to batter heroically through a torrential rainstorm, only to come second to some bitch from Holland.”
Moir is no stranger to controversy, after implying the tragic early death of ex-Boyzone singer Stephen Gately was somehow linked to his sexuality.
Moir may yet rival Aidan Burley for champion idiot 2012.