Many in the wide world of sports are lighting up Keith Olbermann across social media and for a good reason. His Angel Reese commentary was adolescent and disrespectful.
Stop me if you’ve heard it before; Keith Olbermann tweeted something stupid. Such was the case on Sunday when the former sportscaster-turned-political-analyst offered the below reaction to Angel Reese’s trash talk.
Keith Olbermann was, obviously, way out of line. Calling a 20-year-old a “f*cking idiot” for hand gestures in a basketball game is pathetic, to say the least. Olbermann immediately came under attack from LSU Tigers fans, to which he doubled down on his remarks.
The party was just getting started for Keith Olbermann as former players and celebrities (rightfully) took to Reese’s defense.
Olbermann’s reaction epitomizes what Reese has stated throughout the LSU Tigers’ season. The LSU Tigers’ junior forward has said, time and time over, that the talking heads (and some fans) claim she’s ‘too hood’ or ‘too ghetto.’ And she’s right. There are groups that mislabel her and make assumptions because of her skin color.
But, of course, Olbermann’s immediate reaction to the ‘can’t see me’ taunt is evidence of such.
Indeed, Reese’s gesturing to Clark on Sunday was not even a blip on the social map when Clark made the same gestures in the Sweet 16. So now, the naysayers face the deserved indictment of hypocrisy and innuendos that reek of racism.
On Monday, Olbermann, in typical ‘boomer’ fashion, took to Twitter to admit he was wrong. Except, he didn’t really admit he was wrong.
Olbermann’s excuse is a poor one. A former Sports Center personality claiming he doesn’t know women’s college basketball is dividing by zero.
Moreover, Olbermann isn’t the only ill-informed, outraged media personality making waves on Twitter for harsh criticism of Reese. Cue Barstool Sports founder and ‘chief misogynist’ Dave Portnoy.
We’d waste time discussing Portnoy’s Tweet, but he’s already a proven degenerate that lucked out on a blogging concept that appeals to aimless college kids. Credit to Dave for getting rich off the ‘3rd-grade journalism meets never-ending meme’ web content. However, he’s still a known dirtbag within our society.