Sports | September 15, 2020 5:11 pm

Chicago Radio Host Fired After Tweeting About Maria Taylor’s “Monday Night Football” Outfit

Dan McNeil is out at 670 The Score after tweeting about the ESPN reporter

ESPN's Maria Taylor interviews Clemson Tigers Quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) after the game between the Clemson Tigers and the Syracuse Orange on September 14, 2019, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
ESPN's Maria Taylor interviews Clemson Tigers Quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) after the game between the Clemson Tigers and the Syracuse Orange on September 14, 2019, at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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Dan McNeil has reportedly been let go from his job at Chicago’s 670 The Score after firing off a gross tweet about ESPN’s Maria Taylor during the network’s Monday Night Football broadcast last night.

McNeil tweeted out a photo of Taylor and wrote, “NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN annual awards presentation?” (AVN stands for “Adult Video News,” and the AVN Awards are known as “the Oscars of porn.”)

The implication, I guess, was that Taylor belonged at a porn event because … she exposed her shoulders? Sigh. McNeil deleted the tweet after about 30 minutes, but screenshots are forever.

Taylor responded to McNeil’s comment, writing, “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 I’ll be hosting tomorrow night. Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in!”

On Tuesday afternoon, it was announced that McNeil has been fired.

“For each one of us our words have power,” Rachel Williamson, regional president of The Score’s parent company, Entercom, said in a statement. “For our brands and on-air personalities that is amplified and brings increased responsibility in how we chose to use our voices. Last 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 hold ourselves to high expectations to continue to be leaders in our organization, our industry, and our community,” she continued. “We apologize to all who were offended by Dan’s words, especially Maria.”

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