'What's for tea?': Viewers call out 'sexist' question Laura Trott was asked by interviewer


"Terrific Tuesday" at the Rio Olympics saw 24-year-old Laura Trott cruise to an incredible victory in the omnium to claim the fourth gold of her career.

But some viewers have been left feeling outraged at the BBC commentary of a momentous night at the velodrome after a remark made by Chris Boardman.

Laura Trott of Britain celebrates winning gold in the women's omnium cycling event
(Pavel Golovkin/AP)

As Trott watched her fiance Jason Kenny during his own sensational ride, in the keirin final, she understandably looked quite emotional, and viewers heard the commentator say: "She's (Trott) doing all the emotion for him - he's (Kenny) looking at her wondering what's for tea!"

Cue some of them taking to Twitter to vent their frustrations at what they believe is casual sexism.

Boardman has since defended himself on social media.

And some people on Twitter appear to agree that he didn't mean the comment in a sexist way.

His wife has come to his defence too, tweeting journalist Sali Hughes who was one of a number of Twitter users to quote the commentator.

Then, later on, Sally Boardman also tweeted this.