Lynsey Hipgrave right to confront abusers after BT Sport presenter received shocking sexist abuse on Twitter

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Perhaps the most worrying aspect of Lynsey Hipgrave’s brush with Twitter this week is that the BT Sport presenter should have some regrets about highlighting the sexist abuse polluting her timeline.

Hipgrave’s only crime was to have a view on Lionel Messi’s penalty last Sunday, just one of several hundred thousand tweets after he rolled the ball into the path of Luis Suarez at the Nou Camp.

What followed was an alarming wave of sexist abuse, much of it so improper that Hipgrave decided to retweet some of the messages.

Lynsey Hipgrave was subjected to abuse on Twitter after labelling Lionel Messi’s penalty as ‘disrespectful’

Hipgrave was anchoring BT Sport’s Europa League coverage on Thursday night 

Hipgrave alongside (left to right) Jermaine Jenas, Steve McManaman and David James

The BT Sport presenter…

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