Troy Aikman is in hot water following a controversial remark that he said on the “Monday Night Football” broadcast during the Chiefs-Raiders game.
During the first half of the game between the Chiefs and the Raiders, defensive lineman Chris Jones hit the Raider’s quarterback- Derek Carr, from behind.
While discussing the questionable ‘roughing the passer’ call, Aikman stated, “My hope is the competition committee looks at this in the next set of meetings and, you know, we take the dresses off.”
The insinuation of Aikman’s comment was evident, and the comments received from the audience were less than positive. While some agreed with Aikman arguing against the terrible call on the field, some also were not happy about the comment saying it was “chauvinistic” and “misogynistic.”
Though the call sparked outrage, and the Twitter mob called out Aikman over his choice of words, some deeming his comment as “sexist.”
The host of “The Cash-In”, Jason Page, tweeted, “Did Troy Aikman really just say what I think he said? Did he really just say that it’s time for the league to ‘take the dresses off’? The 60’s called, they want their chauvinist back. Seriously @ESPN… do better than that crap.”
Another comment said, “I don’t feel like ‘take the dresses off’ is the euphemism ESPN wants Troy Aikman to use when criticizing a weak roughing the passer call.”
The Chiefs won the AFC West matchup on Monday, 30-29, and claimed their fourth victory of the season.
Troy Aikman: “My hope is the [NFL] Competition Committee looks at this in the next set of meetings, and you know, we take the dresses off.” pic.twitter.com/5DqdLJ8Ccx
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Aikman did apologize for his comments.