- Associated Press - Friday, October 6, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A Philadelphia sports radio personality says he lost a weekly television gig after saying a female announcer calling an NFL game “sounds unnatural.”

Mike Missanelli said on his radio show that he was fired from “Sports Sunday” on WPVI, Philadelphia’s ABC station.

He says it’s because on Tuesday he questioned why ESPN was using Beth Mowins to do play-by-play on ESPN’s Monday Night Football double-header.

He says he has no one to blame but himself and calls it a “harsh result.”

The firing comes the same week Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made sexist comments to a female reporter. When a Charlotte newspaper reporter asked Newton about a wide receiver’s route running, Newton laughed and said, “it’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.” He has apologized.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide