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ESPN in Trouble For Showing Controversial ‘GameDay’ Sign (Pic)
Anyone who follows college football knows that the College GameDay show is quickly becoming the headquarters for Saturday football coverage and activity. And with that show comes the signs made by students. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re dumb, but they’re always there.
On Saturday, ESPN showed (and Tweeted out) an image of a sign that said the following:
ESPN talking heads Kirk Herbstreit and Rece Davis were quick to be critical of the sign during the broadcast, but it still found its way up to ESPN’s Twitter account, where many people had something to say about it—few of it good.
Emily Wright, a writer, had this to say about the sign’s appearance:
“Women already have a hard time in sports — we are bombarded with messages that unless we are sexualized, we are not relevant and could not possibly be knowledgeable in this realm. So when ESPN shares something degrading to women with several million of its social media followers, it’s an implicit endorsement.”
ESPN stood by it’s tweeting of the sign, saying that they’re recording the atmosphere of the campus, and they don’t have to agree with everything being shown or said there.
Do they have a point?
Hat Tip – [CNN]