Jerry Sullivan, a veteran sports columnist for the Niagara Gazette, is now out of a job after he was promptly fired for the sexist comments that he made during a guest appearance on the Buffalo sports-themed podcast “Trainwreck Tonight.”
The Gazette called Sullivan’s remarks a “revelation of the disrespect” Sullivan holds for “every female athlete, female coach, female journalist, every woman, period.”
During his podcast appearance, Sullivan was firing back at a written critique from a listener named Amy with a tirade berating women as “the worst fans.”
“Hey, women, be better than this. Because the worst fans really are the women,” Sullivan said. “They don’t get critical journalism, they’re just, they all want to be cheerleaders, OK? You know what I mean? It’s always—it’s a dangerous avenue to go down, to criticize women in general, because they’re better than men generally, but—they don’t get it as fans.”
In a tweet on Tuesday, Sullivan would apologize for what he said, describing them as “insulting to women.”
“I’d like to apologize for comments I made on a podcast last night that were uncalled for and insulting to women,” Sullivan wrote. “I should be better than that.”
Sullivan is no longer listed on the station’s website.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.