Maria Taylor is a rising superstar in television, reaching milestone after milestone, but despite her budding rise to stardom, it hasn’t shielded her from sexist remarks as a woman in sports media.
During Taylor’s first time covering an NFL game for ESPN from the sidelines of the New York Giants-Pittsburgh Steelers clash on Monday night, Taylor was targeted for her outfit by the host of a radio program in Chicago, Dan McNeil.
McNeil, formerly of 670 The Score, tweeted criticism about Taylor’s sideline outfit she wore during the ESPN broadcast, asking if she was an NFL reporter or “a host” for an adult awards show, according to USA Today. His tweet has since been deleted, but it social took a screenshot of the photo.
McNeil was fired on Tuesday (August 15).
Taylor opened up about the criticism and was showered with love and appreciation on social media from fans, co-workers, and athletes.
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