Maria Taylor hit back at radio host Dan McNeil on Tuesday morning, not long after the Chicago commentator offered a crude comparison about the ESPN reporter’s “Monday Night Football” ensemble.
During Monday’s broadcast of the Giants’ home opener against the Steelers, McNeil tweeted a screenshot of Taylor reporting from the sidelines at MetLife Stadium, writing: “NFL sideline reporter or a host for the AVN (Adult Video News) annual awards presentation?”
The tweet, which had been captured by Awful Announcing, has since been deleted.
Taylor, 33, who had just wrapped the first NFL game of her career, then fired back at McNeil, calling out his “sexist comments.”
“Well Danny Dearest if you would like to continue making sexist comments about me…please bring your misogyny with you to the NBA Countdown doubleheader I’ll be hosting tomorrow night. Hey ladies remember you can wear whatever you feel confident in!” Taylor tweeted, adding McNeil’s Twitter handle, as well as the handle of his radio show, Chicago’s 670 The Score.
While Taylor has received support from fellow media personalities, including former ESPN star Jemele Hill, McNeil appeared to answer one critic Monday night.
After tweeting about Steelers kicker Chris Boswell, one user wrote, “Just wondering why you deleted your tweet you misogynistic f–k face,” to which McNeil replied, “That’s a big word for you.”
Entercom did not immediately return our request for comment.