ESPN commentator Stephen A. Smith apologized on Twitter for a one-liner he made on "SportsCenter" on Friday about a Women's World Cup match.
The questionable "joke"?
"They might not have wanted to mess their hair up," Smith said, referring to Germany's failed attempt to stop Norway's free kick goal.
What happens when you're uneducated about something, don't get educated, but talk about it anyway? --> http://t.co/ZthyoQHhts
— Kate Fagan (@katefagan3) June 12, 2015
Prior to her sharing of the incident, she also tweeted in response to another female colleague, Sarah Spain who appeared just as offended.
— Sarah Spain (@SarahSpain) June 12, 2015
This was a poor decision for Smith, especially following his Ray Rice domestic violence comments that suspended him for a week. Although a Twitter apology may not be enough, especially amid the Women’s World Cup, it is a step forward that needed to be made.
Spain was active on Twitter on Friday morning, retweeting and tweeting her thoughts. She said, "sooner or later there are so many tiny amounts of disrespect that respect for women in sports is gone altogether."
Spain, however, did retweet Smith's apology.