ESPN reporter Mina Kimes recently shared a sexist email she received from a viewer.
The NFL reporter posted a screenshot of the email with the caption “Sir this is a Wendy’s” on Twitter.
In the email, a man named Charles Brown told Kimes to “stop embarrassing [her]self and pretending to actually know anything about male sports.”
The email also insinuated that Mina was undeserving of the job she held. It claimed her colleague Jeff Saturday did not enjoy working with her.
“The only reason you’re at ESPN is due to affirmative action,” the email read. “Jeff Saturday must privately feel so emasculated having to pretend to have an intellectual back and forth about professional football with someone wearing lipstick and high heels.”
Jeff Saturday defended Kimes on Twitter after reading the email. He explained that he often reaches out to Kimes for help understanding the analytics in football.
Hundreds of fans defended Kimes on Twitter. Several other female sports reporters rallied around Kimes.
One Twitter user likened the email writer to fictional cartoon character Charlie Brown, who had unfortunate experiences with women and football.
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