🎙️Sassy Mic Drop: Sports Host Gets Boot for “Barbie” Banter! 🤦‍♂️

TL:DR; 🔥 Radio host gets the axe after making “Barbie” comments towards a female TV reporter. Washington Commanders didn’t laugh – they went big, banning the whole radio parent company from their training camp! 😲

When you think about the sports world, you’d probably visualize touchdowns, home runs, and maybe a slam dunk or two. But who knew it was also a playground for some… questionable “Barbie” comments? 🤔

Don Geronimo, better known in the real world as Michael Sorce, clearly missed the memo on how to properly interact in a professional setting. A radio host with quite the voice, but maybe not the vocabulary, had some choice words for WUSA9 reporter, Sharla McBride. Anyone thinking, “Uh-oh, what did he say?” – you’re right on the money. 🎯

Now, here’s where things get spicy 🌶️: After the comments, the Washington Commanders didn’t just put Don in timeout. Oh no. They took it to the next level and kicked iHeartMedia (yeah, the BIG parent company of WBIG Radio) out of their training camp facilities in Ashburn, Virginia. Can you imagine the meeting that led to that decision? 🍿

But was all this really surprising? Just for context, let’s recall the many times sports figures have tripped on their words when it comes to gendered comments. Remember [Famous Male Sports Figure] who made that off-hand comment about female referees? Or when [Famous Female Athlete] clapped back at a journalist for his rather antiquated views? It’s a tale as old as time, with some not learning from history. 😐

And you, dear reader, must be wondering, “What’s next?” Well, besides Don probably brushing up his LinkedIn profile, there’s the broader issue of acceptance and respect in the sports industry. We’ve seen athletes take a knee, teams change names, and organizations stand up for racial equality. But what about gender equality? Isn’t it time for sports to be as inclusive off the field as it claims to be on it? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♂️

Discussion-igniter: So, how many more “Barbie” comments will it take for the sports industry to truly level up on gender respect? 🎮💬