Professional golfer turned social media sensation Paige Spiranac has called high-profile Australian football commentator Francis Leach a “coward”.
Spiranac has a history of torching anyone who judges how she uses her famous figure and Leach was the latest in her firing line on Thursday.
Leach tried to call out Melbourne newspaper The Age – to his 53,000 Twitter followers – for printing a full-page ad featuring Spiranac in a low-cut red dress.
Leach suggested the Points Bet ad demeaned all women at a time when Australia is fighting for gender equality.
“At a time when the objectification and abuse of women, reducing them to being little more than playthings for men is being exposed for what it is, how can @theage run garbage like this for revenue,” Leach said.
“It’ll editorialise in the front, cash in at the back. Hypocrisy.”
Spiranac, 27, fired back at the former ABC Offsiders co-host with several responses.
“F*** off,” Spiranac captioned when sharing Leach’s tweet.
She followed that up by commenting on his post: “Tag me next time you coward. My name is right there”.
Spiranac also replied to several comments on the post and blasted one troll who said she was allowing herself to be “dangled for male attention”.
“I’m sorry I was born with tits. I’m not going to hide them because your pea brain can’t comprehend the fact a woman can be smart, strong, and sexy,” she said.
Spiranac earlier this year slammed men for judging her body.
“It’s crazy I can be told I look too fat, too skinny, too plastic, too old, wearing too much makeup, not enough makeup, boobs too big, butt not big enough, too pale, hair too blonde, not blonde enough all in one day,” she said.
“Guys it’s not a Build-A-Bear workshop over here. Calm it down.”
Spiranac has almost 3 million Instagram followers and has played on the LPGA Tour after starring in college.
Leach is one of the highest-profile commentators in Australian football.