NFL broadcaster apologizes after harmless in-game comment declared ‘sexist’

NFL broadcaster apologizes after harmless in-game comment declared ‘sexist’
Chris Collinsworth (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – Heathen. Next he’ll be commenting on women’s appearance.]

Maybe they should start calling it the National Feelings League.

The millions of Americans who were already amazed by how easily their compatriots can take offense got another look at the new normal on Wednesday when critics piled on NBC’s Chris Collinsworth for an utterly innocuous remark he made on-air during the Pittsburgh Steelers-Baltimore Ravens game.

Collinsworth’s comment was apparently trying to be complimentary about the depth of sports feelings in Pittsburgh, but it was received in some quarters as anything but.

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“Everybody’s a fan, in particular the ladies that I met,” Collinsworth said. “They have really specific questions about the game. I’m like, ‘wow.’ You’re just blown away by how strong the fans are here in this town.”

In a normal world, the comment would have gone unnoticed.

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