Troy Aikman is under fire after a controversial comment made on the “Monday Night Football” broadcast of the Chiefs-Raiders game.
during discussion dubious rough call passersby In the first half after Chiefs defensive lineman Chris Jones hit Raiders quarterback Derek Carr from behind, Ekman said, “I hope the competition committee will look into this in the next set of meetings and, you know, take off the dresses.”
Although the call itself provoked an outcry – because there is Another controversial pedestrian punishment roughness Just a day earlier, Tom Brady and the Falcons shared a defensive encounter with Grady Jarrett – Twitter users called out Aikman over his choice of words, which some deemed “sexist”.
“Did Troy Aikman really say what I think he said? Did he really say it was time for teams to ‘cut off the clothes’? The ’60s called, they want their chauvinism back. Seriously @ESPN…perform better than that crap,” Jason Pegg, host of “The Cash-In”, chirp.
“I don’t feel ‘take off the dresses’ is the euphemism that ESPN wants Troy Ekman to use when criticizing a vulnerable person who fears a passerby’s call,” Another commented.
Ekman has yet to address the note publicly.
The Chiefs will go on to win the AFC West game on Monday, 30-29, marking their fourth win of the season.
Aikman and Joe Buck will return to the “Monday Night Football” booth next week when the Broncos visit the Chargers in Los Angeles.
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