Paul Jewell caught in sexism row

Jewell sparks sexism row
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Ipswich Town boss Paul Jewell makes perceived sexist comments towards assistant referee Amy Fearn after suffering defeat at Birmingham.

Ipswich Town manager Paul Jewell has been caught up in a sexism row following remarks made towards assistant referee Amy Fearn.

Jewell directed his anger towards Fearn after she refused to award a penalty to Ipswich during their 2-1 defeat to Birmingham on Wednesday evening.

The former Wigan Athletic manager said: "Everyone thought to a man it was a penalty but not a woman.

"The referee didn't have a good view of it, I thought the lineswoman, or whatever she's called, had a great view and it's a stonewall penalty and a sending off."

In 2006 Fearn was involved in another sexism row after former Luton Town boss Mike Newell said: "She shouldn't be here. That sounds sexist but I am sexist. This is not park football, so what are women doing here?"

Ipswich are now 20th in the Championship table.

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