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Chicago Radio Host Dan McNeil Fired After Sexist Tweet About ESPN’s Maria Taylor

Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated PressChicago’s 670 The Score fired radio host Dan McNeil after he tweeted sexist comments about ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor, per Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune.”NFL sideline reporter or a host for the [Adult Video News] annual awards presentation?” McNeil asked in the since-deleted tweet. The AVN is a trade publication that covers the adult entertainment…

ESPN's Maria Taylor works from the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college football game between Miami and Florida Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Chicago’s 670 The Ranking fired radio host Dan McNeil after he tweeted sexist comments about ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor, per Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune.

NFL sideline reporter or a host for the [Adult Video News] annual awards presentation?” McNeil requested in the since-deleted tweet. 

The AVN is a alternate publication that covers the adult leisure alternate. 

Entercom Communications regional president Rachel Williamson said in a memo to the WSCR group that “closing night’s tweet, and its degrading and humiliating tone to a fellow feminine broadcaster, turned into unacceptable.”

Taylor responded to McNeil’s sexist comments on Monday:

Maria Taylor @MariaTaylor

Effectively Danny Dearest in narrate for you to continue making sexist comments about me…please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown double header I’ll be files superhighway hosting the next day to come night. Hi there ladies bear in mind you would possibly perhaps presumably perhaps presumably presumably also put on no matter you feel confident in! @670TheScore @DannyMac670 https://t.co/bN0H582isU

A different of newshounds and NFL gamers, most stylish and extinct, also got right here to her defense:

Taylor Rooks @TaylorRooks

Consistently race with @MariaTaylor – I equivalent to you my sister. Preserve being GREAT. These haters would possibly perhaps presumably perhaps presumably never.

JennaLaineESPN @JennaLaineESPN

Girls folks in our commercial face a stage of scrutiny and mock most will never trace. We’re the least bit times attacked for our look, hair, dresses and voices. It’s PAINFUL. For Sunless ladies in media, it goes even farther. And it HAS to discontinue. Standing with you, @MariaTaylor. https://t.co/BmcolKs6zr

Malcolm Jenkins @MalcolmJenkins

Exactly the motive we’re specializing in lift unlit ladies this season. @MariaTaylor congratulations on this kind of tall accomplishment! Preserve leveling up 🙌🏾 https://t.co/qOEv7e72hk

Terrell Owens @terrellowens

Wow! Y’all true feel fancy y’all can dispute no matter y’all favor to below this president I look for. Factual talking reckless. It turned into @RealSkipBayless about @dak now u about @MariaTaylor! If Skip turned into unlit, he would were FIRED already. Relieved of his duties at as soon as! https://t.co/1OW2zcy7Qh

Demario Davis #56 @demario__davis

100 % unacceptable! It’s time for males to face up, recognize and shield our ladies. 1st of all, put some recognize on Maria Taylor’s title. 2nd of all, Maria Taylor is household… dude don’t desire them concerns… https://t.co/HaizcDrQc6

Taylor turned into making her NFL sideline debut on ESPN’s Monday Evening Soccer. Taylor has served a different of roles for ESPN since joining the firm in 2014, which has integrated performing on NBA CountdownCollege GameDay and Procure Up, amongst others.  

McNeil has a historical past of offensive public comments. As Rosenthal wrote, “Presumably his most severe infractions got right here at WMVP-AM 1000, which suspended him in 2007 for a series of indiscretions, culminating in calling a local feminine TV govt a ‘b—h’ on the air. The characteristic previously suspended him for an gruesome on-air spat with a co-host.”

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