Cris Collinsworth Apologizes for Inoffensive Comment About Female Football Fans


The Pittsburgh Steelers had their game against the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday afternoon postponed three times: first from Thanksgiving to Sunday, then from Sunday to Tuesday, and eventually from Tuesday to Wednesday.

"Everybody's a fan. In particular, the ladies that I met", he said. They had really specific questions about the game.

It was not long before the broadcaster was attacked for supposedly condescending to women, and Collinsworth quickly took to social media to apologize.

Following the backlash, the commentator posted an apology via Twitter.

Collinsworth's comment came during the second quarter when he was talking about female fans and attempted to compliment them, by saying, "Everyone's a fan!" "I am sick about insulting any fan, but especially female fans and journalists". "I know the way I phrased it insulted many. I was wrong and deeply apologize". He made this comment during the broadcast.

In the college ranks, Sarah Fuller just became the first woman to kick in a Power 5 football game when she kicked off the second half for Vanderbilt on November 28 at Missouri, and she's the only Commodores kicker on the depth chart for their season finale against SEC power Georgia. Sarah Thomas became the first female official in 2015 to officiate an National Football League game.

His sexist comment comes during a time where women are making achievements and great strides in football for the past years.

NBC has not said whether it will discipline Collinsworth for his comments.

Collinsworth played eight years with the Cincinnati Bengals before starting his broadcasting career and is one of the most familiar voices in the NFL.

"I'm not gonna deny it, I walk around with hundred dollar bills hanging out of my pocket..." "Fourteen to 18, I'm a big star with them".



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