The BBC was under fire last night for treating hundreds of politicians, wealthy businessmen and its own staff to free tickets for Wimbledon.

While ordinary members of the public have to spend hundreds of pounds or queue overnight to get in to the All England Club, the Corporation doled out 382 free passes.

The beneficiaries included £2 million-a-year Premier League supremo Richard Scudamore – who shortly before this year’s tournament was embroiled in a row over sending sexist emails – and Christian Horner, the millionaire boss of Formula 1 team Red Bull.

Reported by the Mail Online. You can read the full story here. 

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