During Monday night’s game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants, Dan McNeil of Chicago’s 670 The Score sent out the following tweet about ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor: “NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN annual awards presentation?”
Yikes. The tweet was up for nearly 30 minutes, before McNeil finally deleted it (after he likely received several requests to do so).
McNeil co-hosts the McNeil & Parkins Show, which has the 2-6 p.m. CT weekday slot on WSCR-AM 670. He has been in Chicago sports radio for more than 30 years.
McNeil’s tweet comes after 670 The Score’s Bruce Levine tweeted a photoshopped political and vulgar image on Aug. 23, before deleting it and apologizing in a follow-up tweet. Levine was back on the air a week later, but has been silent on Twitter since the apology tweet.
In 2010, ESPN suspended Tony Kornheiser for two weeks after he said that Hannah Storm was in a “horrifying, horrifying outfit.”
UPDATE: Upon learning of McNeil’s remarks, several of Taylor’s colleagues responded. Taylor herself even tweeted a rebuttal.
Imagine just crushing your first MNF gig and having a senior age man comment on your outfit as his biggest takeaway. ?
— Elle Duncan (@elleduncanESPN) September 15, 2020
Just another example of what women have to go through in this business. Huge accomplishment for Maria to be part of the MNF team tonight and here comes an asshole trying to undermine a big moment in her career. https://t.co/pDFAcgwhDh
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 15, 2020
Well Danny Dearest 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! @670TheScore @DannyMac670 https://t.co/bN0H582isU
— Maria Taylor (@MariaTaylor) September 15, 2020
UPDATE: McNeil has been fired by The Score.
Here's the statement. pic.twitter.com/3vz5rjSEhu
— Julie DiCaro is writing a book (@JulieDiCaro) September 15, 2020