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KARMA: ESPN Is Getting Hammered Over This ‘Sexist’ College Gameday Sign [POLL]

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ESPN has come under fire after its Saturday broadcast of “College Gameday” flashed a sign reading, “Ole Miss Girls Are Easier Than Their Out-Of-Conference Schedule.”

ESPN also tweeted a screenshot of the sign with the caption, “Just no chill.” (RELATED: Here’s Why People Need To Stop Watching ESPN)

(Twitter)

(Twitter)

Fans often bring home made signs onto the “Gameday” set, yet even hosts Rece Davis and Kirk Herbstreit denounced this “unacceptable” example. (RELATED: ESPN Has No Balls)

The sign also drew significant backlash on Twitter. Writer Emily Wright called the display, “utterly classless and embarrassing.”

“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,” Wright told CNN. “So when ESPN shares something degrading to women with several million of its social media followers, it’s an implicit endorsement.”

[h/t: CNN]

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