Earlier this week, someone posted a Vine showcasing an amazing goal from the Women’s World Cup. It was incredible, and any sports fan would be pumped to watch a game that exciting. Well, all sports fans except one dude. Apparently, Sports Illustrated writer Andy Benoit doesn’t impress easily, and short of the players wearing their bras and only scoring goals via bicycle kick, he’s probably a tough nut to crack.
— Mark Mravic (@MarkMravic) June 22, 2015
Benoit expressed on Twitter during a World Cup conversation that “women’s sports in general [are] not worth watching” because their sports “are just less entertaining.”
Naturally, Benoit deleted his tweets, but that didn’t stop Seth Meyers from reuniting with his old SNL pal Amy Poehler in a fantastic take-down of the sexist writer — as well as expressing a lot of love for the 2015 Women’s World Cup — in the form of Really!?!
Not only did Seth and Amy challenge Benoit to say what he said to Serena Williams, but they also slammed his place of work, essentially a nudie mag that occasionally covers sports, and questioned why he would rather watch the events of the NFL Draft instead of an action-packed game. Poehler also offered one suggestion to Benoit: “No more tweeting, Benoit. You’re too dumb.”
Harsh? Maybe. But his blanket statement about all women’s sports is just plain ridiculous. Amy also wondered why the World Cup games are all on secondary channels. Thankfully we’re in Canada, where TSN is loudly and proudly promoting and airing the Women’s World Cup in all its glory, so we can keep watching awesome women being awesome.