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Alex Scott Responds To Backlash Over Soccer Aid Outfit

Emma Guinness

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Alex Scott Responds To Backlash Over Soccer Aid Outfit

Featured Image Credit: Soccer Aid

Alex Scott has hit back at critics of the outfit she wore to present Soccer Aid on Instagram. 

The presenter and former pro footballer, 37, wore a black bodycon dress with multiple cutout sections, and it was slammed by some viewers as inappropriate. 

So, she took to her Instagram stories to defend her choice of outfit. 

She wrote: “I mean I've spent most of my life in a trackie which I love don't get me wrong, but I'm gonna wear a dress when it's a special occasion [sic].”

Alex Scott defended her dress. Credit: Instagram/@alexscott2
Alex Scott defended her dress. Credit: Instagram/@alexscott2

The presenter then returned to the issue at hand in her Instagram stories and explained that she’d seen first hand how the money raised by Soccer Aid helps people. 

She continued: “Okay, going to push that negative energy to the side and concentrate on the good. Just wanted to say a massive thank you to everyone who donated over the weekend to Soccer Aid for UNICEF.

“It’s incredible, managed to raise over £15 million and I saw on my trip to Namibia where those donations go and they really do help change lives.”

The dress was criticised for not only being too revealing but for its colour.

Alex Scott playing football. Credit: Alamy
Alex Scott playing football. Credit: Alamy

One wrote on Twitter: “CHARITY MATCH, Alex Scott gorgeous those she is ,she made wrong choice both of style of dress and of colour why Black ! Totally inappropriate for the occasion you got to say [sic].”

A second added: “A completely inappropriate dress for the situation.”

“Yet another chance for Alex Scott to expose herself !” complained a third. “Rediculous dress for a sport charity event !! [sic]”

However, there were people to stuck up for Alex on social media too.

One wrote: “People out here offended by Alex Scott’s dress whilst Robbie Williams is out here in glittery double denim [sic].”

A second added: “She’s got less skin on show than the players tbh mate. 

“Just wondering what would be an appropriate dress for the situation and who the f**k gave you the authority to decide?”

Soccer Aid was established by Robbie Williams back in 2006, Hello! Magazine reports. 

It puts on the largest celebrity football match in the world and they money raised goes towards the incredible work done by UNICEF. 

To celebrate this year’s match, Robbie performed his 1997 hit ‘Angels’. 

“I already know that it is going to be one of the most special nights of my career,” he said, “and I want as many of you as possible to be part of it.”

Topics: Fashion

Emma Guinness

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