Chicago Radio Station Fires Veteran Host Dan McNeil for Saying ESPN Sideline Reporter Dressed in Black Leather Top Looked Like ‘a Porn Awards Show Host’

A Chicago radio host has been fired after he remarked that an ESPN sideline reporter’s outfit belonged at a porn awards show.

Dan McNeil of Chicago’s 670 The Score ridiculed the ensemble Maria Taylor donned for Monday Night Football in a tweet during Monday night’s face-off between the Giants and the Steelers.

‘NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN [Adult Video News] annual awards presentation?’ McNeil wrote alongside a screengrab of Taylor.

He deleted the post after about 30 minutes, but not before it sparked outrage from several critics, including Taylor herself.

‘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,’ the reporter, who had just finished covering the first NFL game of her career, snapped back.

‘Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in!’ she added.

Entercom Chicago, which runs McNeil’s show, issued a statement on Tuesday afternoon confirming that the host had been fired.

‘Dan McNeil is no longer an employee at The Score,’ Entercom’s Regional President Rachel Williamson said.

‘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 [sic] to use our voices.

‘Last night’s tweet, and its degrading and humiliating tone to a fellow female broadcaster, was unacceptable.

‘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.

‘We apologize to all who were offended by Dan’s words, especially Maria.’

Several of Taylor’s ESPN colleagues chimed in to defend her on Twitter, including veteran sports journalist Jemelle Hill.

‘Just another example of what women have to go through in this business,’ Hill wrote.

‘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.’

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Source: Daily Mail