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‘I Am A Transsexual Sportswriter’: Jacqui Oatley Meet Mike Penner

by | 28th, April 2007

jacqui_oatley.jpg WHEN JACQUI Oatley, 32, covered the Premiership game between Fulham and Blackburn on BBC TV’s Match of the Day football review, she proved to be every bit as sick as a parrot/over the moon as the show’s male commentators.

No comment on players legs. No comment on which two teams’ kits look best together on the pitch. No comment on getting grass stains out of nylon. Just the usual commentator stuff game of two halves, rocket shots and crowds in raptures.

No big deal. And certianly no big deal compread to the news that LA Time staff writer Mike Penner will be from now on using the byline Christine.

Says Mike: “During my 23 years with The Times’ sports department, I have held a wide variety of roles and titles. Tennis

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