Chris Collinsworth Responds to Backlash Over Sexist Comments

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Chris Collinsworth spent his Wednesday night apologizing.

After calling the Baltimore RavensPittsburgh Steelers game on Wednesday afternoon, Collinsworth found himself in some hot water over comments made during the broadcast.

Collinsworth was commenting on the knowledge of fans in Pittsburgh, when he made comments that raised some eyebrows.

“Everybody’s a fan. In particular, the ladies that I met,” Collinsworth said. “They have really specific questions about the game, and I’m like, ‘Wow,’ you’re just blown away by how strong the fans are here in this town.”

The comments were immediately ripped as sexist which prompted the apology.

“Today on our broadcast I made reference to a couple of women I met in Pittsburgh who so impressed me with their football knowledge that I wanted to tell their story on the air,” Collinsworth wrote on Twitter. “I know the way I phrased it insulted many. I’m so sorry. What I intended as a compliment to the fans of Pittsburgh, became an insult.

“I’m sick about insulting any fan, but especially female fans and journalists. I know first hand how much harder they have to work than any of us in this industry. I was wrong and deeply apologize.”

This isn’t the first time Collinsworth found himself in trouble for comments during the broadcast, and it likely won’t be the last.

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