Yahoo - An AL.com story has been corrected and the website has issued an apology after receiving complaints about the lead paragraph in a story about a football seminar geared towards women.
The original opening paragraph, published Tuesday morning, read “Football can be a confusing and often vexing concept, especially for women.” Tuesday afternoon, the sentence was edited to remove the final three words of the sentence and an apology was issued.
David Holloway, Food Editor for Al.com and author of the story, posted the following in the comments section of the story:
“The “Girls of Fall” event is not geared toward those women who are experts in football, but those who are not but want to learn more,” Holloway wrote. “We apologize for offending readers. The story has been edited in response to the feedback we’ve received.”
In addition to an explanation of football concepts featuring Former Browns GM and current Eagles consultant Phil Savage will be there to talk football, the event Thursday evening in Mobile is scheduled to feature tailgating tips and “the latest in game day fashion.”
Wait Alabama? Pussification has made it’s way down there? Wow. Sad, sad day for America. I mean I could see something like this happening up here in the pussy Northeast, but the deep South? Having to apologize for saying broads don’t get football? What is the world coming to when our last bastion of celebrating discrimination and inequality has been reduced to this?
Listen the only chicks who understand the rules of football are the ones you don’t want within 100 yards of your TV on Sundays. Fact. Sure there are some exceptions here and there but it’s a pretty well accepted fact that the girls who loooveee football and just go nuts for their team are without a doubt the most annoying people to ever enter your house. We get it girls, you want equal pay and rights and status and shit, that’s fine, I support you 100%, just please please leave football to us. It’s like all we have left.