The marketing manager of a Premier League football club has shamed a student who contacted her for career advice and then asked if she had used her ‘feminine charm’ to ‘flirt with footballers or the higher ups’ to land a job.
Megan McBurnie, 25, who works for West Bromwich Albion FC, shared the exchange on Twitter, which described as being ‘mad’.
The 25-year-old, who previously worked at the Scottish FA, said: ‘I will give anyone advice or any help I can but I’m not here for casual sexism.’
Megan McBurnie, 25, who works for West Bromwich Albion FC, has shamed a university student who contacted her for career advice – then asked if she flirted her way into her job
The unnamed university student who spotted Miss McBurnie’s position on LinkedIn contacted her for job advice.
He wrote: ‘I hope you don’t mind me getting in touch but I was looking at your LinkedIn and wanted some advice on getting into football, particularly the marketing side.
‘I’m graduating from uni next year with a degree in marketing. Do you have any tips?’
He then added: ‘Please don’t say you used your feminine charm to flirt with footballers or the higher ups as I’m a guy and can’t do that lol.’
The unnamed university student who spotted Miss McBurnie’s position on LinkedIn contacted her for job advice
The student contacted Miss McBurnie on LinkedIn and asked whether she’d used her ‘feminine charm to flirt with footballers’
Sharing the exchange on Twitter Miss McBurnie said: ‘Oh no he didn’t. I’m all for helping out people but this is just wrong.
‘I’m a girl so I obviously just flirted to get my job regardless of my skills or experience? Away an’ bile yer heid.’
She went on: ‘It’s mad that someone thinks that’s alright to say. Even if it’s intended as a joke.
‘I will give anyone advice or any help I can but I’m not here for casual sexism.
‘On this occasion my advice will be; don’t make assumptions about someone based on their gender or industry.
‘Unfortunately not my first rodeo with this type of thing.
‘I took the time to give him a bit of advice on professional conduct so hopefully he has learned a valuable lesson.’
MailOnline have contacted West Brom FC for a comment.
Megan McBurnie, 25, who works for West Bromwich Albion FC, shared the exchange on Twitter, which described as being ‘mad’
Her comments come as TV presenter Sian Williams yesterday blasted a man on Twitter who made ‘sexist’ remarks when she bent down to pick up a ticket at a train station.
The Channel 5 presenter explained how the man said ‘that’s what I like to see: a woman on her knees’ as she bent down.
Using the hashtag #everydaysexism she explained how she told the man she found his comment offensive, but he ‘couldn’t see why’.
Bike company Pinarello were also accused of sexism for an advert suggesting women should buy electric bikes to keep up with their boyfriends.
Pinarello posted an advert on Instagram for its Nytro’ e-bike featuring a woman named Emma, 24, described as a ‘couple rider’. The caption read: ‘I’ve always wanted to go cycling with my boyfriend but it seemed impossible. Soon everything will become possible.’
The post has since been deleted.