Entercom, the parent company of 670 The Score in Chicago, has fired radio host Dan McNeil after he tweeted and deleted a sexist and misogynist tweet about ESPN reporter Maria Taylor.
"NFL sideline reporter or host for the (Adult Video News) annual awards presentation?"
The tweet was deleted but before then it was captured by the account Awful Announcing, and quickly went viral.
Chicago radio host was sacked Tuesday, a day after a tweet about ESPN's Maria Taylor.
McNeil, a Chicago sports radio veteran of more than three decades, returned to The Score's lineup in 2018 to co-host their afternoon drive show weekdays from 2 - 6pm CT.
So far, McNeil hasn't apologized for his comment and The Score has not addressed the issue. but it's only a matter of time.
"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".
"Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in!" For our brands and on-air personalities that is amplified and brings increased responsibility in how we chose to use our voices. "(Monday) 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 continue to hold ourselves to high expectations to continue to be leaders in our organization, our industry and our community.
McNeil is yet to personally issue an official comment or apology since he was sacked. "I'll be hosting tomorrow night", tweeted the 33-year-old reporter who was making her "MNF" debut.
"The people who fuel me".
Taylor's tweet sparked an outpouring of support from the sporting world. And made me feel like a Queen despite the noise.