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Sports Analysts Come To Defense Of Black Reporter After Radio Host Makes Sexist Comment On Her Outfit

In response to his comments, Taylor has invited the radio host to her show to discuss his point in detail.

A Chicago radio host has been fired for lewd comments about sports reporter Maria Taylor following Monday Night Football.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, 670 The Score host Dan McNeil compared Taylor’s attire to that of a host for an adult film award show, HuffPost reports.


“NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN annual awards presentation?” McNeil tweeted.


Taylor, making her debut during the sports broadcast, responded to McNeil’s sexist comments with a classy clapback.

“Well Danny Dearest,” she began. “If you would like to continue making sexist comments about me...please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown double header I’ll be hosting tomorrow night. Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in!”


Entercom Chicago announced on Tuesday that he’s since been fired from his position at the company.

“For each one of us our words have power. For our brands and on-air personalities that is amplified and brings increased responsibility in how we chose to use our voices,” Entercom’s Regional President Rachel Williamson wrote in a statement. “Last night’s tweet, and it’s degrading and humiliating tone to a fellow female broadcaster, was unacceptable."


Since the tweet was shared, a number of Taylor’s peers in the media industry have expressed their support of her on social media.


Sports reporter Taylor Rooks tweeted at Taylor, encouraging her to continue showing up and showing out.

“These haters could never,” she wrote.


On the set of ESPN's NBA Countdown Tuesday, basketball analysts Jay Williams and Jalen Rose backed up their co-host with a bouquet of flowers and a warning to those that try to demean her.

"Congratulations Maria Taylor,” Rose began. “Thank you for your intellect, your beauty and your class through all situations in covering your first Monday Night Football game and cover your first NBA Finals this year. We love you.”

Williams, a former Duke point guard, issued a warning to Taylor’s haters, telling them to stay in their place. 

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