Thursday, January 10, 2013
Must not mention that a woman is attractive?
A US sports network has issued an apology for comments made by one of its commentators during a championship college football match on Tuesday.
Veteran ESPN commentator Brent Musburger sparked controversy in the US after the camera homed in on the girlfriend of star Alabama quarterback A.J. McCarron - a former Miss Alabama.
The 73-year-old took a fancy to the beauty, with his co-commentator joining in.
"We always try to capture interesting storylines and the relationship between an Auburn grad who is Miss Alabama and the current Alabama quarterback certainly met that test. However, we apologize that the commentary in this instance went too far and Brent understands that," ESPN's statement read.
What he said:
"You see that lovely lady there, she does go to Auburn, but she's also Miss Alabama and that's AJ McCarron's girlfriend. You quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. Wow."
If natural reactions like that are demonized we are in a sick society.