- Sunderland boss threatened to slap BBC reporter Vicki Sparks in an interview after seeing his side's draw at Burnley
- Shadow Sport minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan called for the FA to take actions concerning his threat
- The Scottish manager expressed regrets and has publicly apologized to the BBC reporter in a press conference
- The Black cats sit at the bottom of the league table and are 8 points adrift safety from relegation
Former United manager David Moyes has expressed his deep regrets for publicly threatening to slap a female reporter, but does not believe his job will be affected.
NAIJ.com understands that the Sunderland boss threatened to slap BBC reporter Vicki Sparks, after his side's 0 - 0 draw with Burnley last month.
The manager in an interview with the reporter, was asked if he was under more pressure with club chairman Ellis Short, in the stands during his game against Burnley.
Moyes replied: "You were just getting a wee bit naughty at the end there, so just watch yourself. You still might get a slap even though you're a woman."
The Scottish manager has since apologized to the BBC reporter after Shadow Sport minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, called for the FA to take actions concerning the threat.
"In the heat of the moment, I made a mistake in my comment to a BBC reporter which I profoundly regret. I was disappointed with myself for it", he said at a press conference on Monday.
He added: "I subsequently phoned the reporter and apologised, which she accepted. It’s not my character, it’s not my type, as most people know."
The BBC reports that Moyes and Sparks had spoken since and that the matter was already resolved.
David Moyes is currently under pressure at Sunderland as the Club is still at the bottom of the table, following their 1-0 defeat against Watford and are eight points clear of the 'safety zone' ahead of Tuesday night's trip to Leicester at the Kings Power stadium.