Chicago radio host fired for tweet about ESPN reporter Maria Taylor’s attire

Chicago radio station 670 The Score has fired on-air host Dan McNeil after a comment he made on social media about the outfit ESPN sideline reporter Maria Taylor was wearing on Monday night.

Maria Taylor Hyatt that is standing in the grass: ESPN reporter Maria Taylor was on the sidelines for the College Football Playoff title game in January between Clemson and LSU.© Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports ESPN reporter Maria Taylor was on the sidelines for the College Football Playoff title game in January between Clemson and LSU.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, McNeil posted a screenshot of Taylor and referenced the adult film industry in posing the question: “NFL sideline reporter or host for the AVN annual awards presentation?”

News of McNeil’s departure was first reported by Deadspin’s Julie DiCaro, formerly a host and reporter for the station.

Taylor, 33, was making her debut on ESPN’s Monday Night Football afte primarily covering college sports for the network.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-0&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1305672138440019969&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fsports%2F2020%2F09%2F15%2Fradio-host-dan-mcneil-fired-comment-espn-reporter-maria-taylor%2F5807635002%2F&theme=light&widgetsVersion=219d021%3A1598982042171&width=550px

Taylor responded directly to McNeil’s comment not long after the New York Giants-Pittsburgh Steelers game ended.

“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,” she tweeted.https://platform.twitter.com/embed/index.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-1&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1305719693207121921&lang=en&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usatoday.com%2Fstory%2Fsports%2F2020%2F09%2F15%2Fradio-host-dan-mcneil-fired-comment-espn-reporter-maria-taylor%2F5807635002%2F&theme=light&widgetsVersion=219d021%3A1598982042171&width=550px

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