Radio Host Fired After Sexist Comments About ESPN's Maria Taylor

16 Septembre, 2020, 05:10 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
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The swift sacking occurred after Dan McNeil of WSCR posted a tweet regarding journalist Maria Taylor, who was working the sidelines of the Pittsburgh Steelers-New York Giants game on "Monday Night Football", reported the Chicago Tribune.

"NFL sideline reporter or host for the (Adult Video News) annual awards presentation?"

Awful Announcing captured a screenshot of McNeil's tweet before he deleted it.

McNeil, a Chicago sports radio veteran of more than three decades, returned to The Score's lineup in 2018 to co-host their afternoon drive show weekdays from 2 - 6pm CT.

Soon after the uproar, the company that employs McNeil at 360 The Score released a statement to Deadspin, condemning his actions, apologising on behalf of the network and confirming he had been sacked. "Last night's tweet, and its degrading and humiliating tone to a fellow female broadcaster, was unacceptable", Rachel Williamson, regional president for Entercom, wrote in a statement.

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"We have the best teams in Chicago, and we must hold ourselves to high expectations to continue to be leaders in our organization, our industry and our community".

"Well Danny Dearest if you would like to continue making sexist comments about me...please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown doubleheader I'll be hosting tomorrow night".

"Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in!" "We apologise to all who were offended by Dan's words, especially Maria".

Less than 24 hours after his comment, The Athletic reporter Jon Greenberg has reported that McNeil has been fired.

Taylor's tweet sparked an outpouring of support from the sporting world. I'm SO thankful for my NBA Countdown family. "Let's crush the Finals".

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