Call this the ‘Sports Knucklehead of the Day’.
Golf Channel anchor Kelly Tilghman has apologized after saying during Friday’s telecast of the PGA Tour’s opening event that today’s young players should “lynch Tiger Woods in a back alley.”
In a statement issued Monday, Tilghman said: “On Friday during our golf broadcast, Nick Faldo and I were discussing Tiger’s dominance in the golf world and I used some poorly chosen words. I have known Tiger for 12 years and I have apologized directly to him. I also apologize to our viewers who may have been offended by my comments.”
The Golf Channel also responded to the situation. “We regret the unfortunate choice of words Kelly used during the broadcast and apologize to anyone who was offended by her remarks,” the network said in its statement.
“We take this matter very seriously. She has apologized privately to Tiger and publicly on the air.”
No doubt about it, that was an incredibly dumb thing to say. Should Tilghman be fired? No, I’m a proponent of free speech. I’ve stood up for Ann Coulter and Cindy Sheehan, though I’ve given them both Knucklehead awards too.(Cindy for whining about her lack of press)Let Kelly keep the job, I think the public humiliation she is receiving is enough.
Update- Golf Channel has just suspended Kelly Tilghman for two weeks.
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