ESPN First Take analyst Stephen A. Smith continues to be outspoken, much like his counterpart Skip Bayless.
He has also landed himself in hot water once again, as he made a joke about the Women’s World Cup that instantly made people upset and accuse him of sexism.
Smith had chatted with fellow ESPN analyst Tim Legler on SportsCenter about the Women’s World Cup, and Smith said that the women “might not have wanted to mess their hair up.”
The First Take star has previously drawn controversy with his opinions, as he recently implied that Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly had racially-charged motives for trading and releasing star players such as running back LeSean McCoy.
He also received a one-week suspension after making comments about Ray Rice’s wife and other domestic violence victims possibly provoking the incident. This caused people to accuse him of blaming the victim.
It remains to be seen whether ESPN will discipline Smith again, but it will be difficult for them to ignore the backlash that has been fired at the controversial analyst.
People on Twitter have been particularly angry with Smith while others have defended him. Smith himself took to his own account to apologize.
@stephenasmith stop apologizing for everything bro. people are to uptight these days!
— Rick Hartley (@Nocturnal_Rick) June 12, 2015
— Brendan Richard (@DockEllisNoNo) June 12, 2015
Stephen A Smith bashing women … Again.
— Jonas Pope IV (@JEPopeIV) June 12, 2015