The Team GB hockey Olympic gold medal winner passionately defended herself after being slated for saying BBC Sports presenter Gabby Logan, 46, and pundits Alex Scott, 34, Hope Solo, 37, and Gemma Fay, 37, looked great on telly. 

Sam, 30, wrote after England’s opening game against Scotland: “Has there ever been a more beautiful and competent presenting and punditry team? Girl power.” 

Idiot trolls said she was demeaning the women’s game. Sam replied: “My tweet was about them being beautiful and competent. 

“I still fail to understand why I shouldn’t have said they were beautiful when the two are mutually exclusive?” 

Pundit Alex posted a clip showing ex-footballer Dion Dublin on the panel during a previous match. 

BBC Match Of The Day presenter Gary Lineker, 58, described the record viewing figures for England’s 2-1 victory over Scotland as “brilliant”. 

Philip Bernie, Head of TV, BBC Sport, said: “The much anticipated clash of the home nations, England v Scotland on BBC One yesterday, didn’t disappoint and attracted a record-breaking peak viewing figure for women’s football in the UK. 

“We are very pleased with how the event, and our coverage, has begun.” 

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