ESPN has fired betting analyst Kelly Stewart after social media users unearthed a series of controversial tweets from 2012.
According to Front Office Sports, the firing of Kelly Stewart comes just one month after ESPN announced her hire.
“An ESPN spokesman confirmed Stewart was no longer with the network on Friday. Sources tell Front Office Sports that her departure was related to old Twitter messages and posts that were flagged after ESPN brought her on board. ESPN declined to state the reason she’s no longer at the network,” reported the outlet.
Stewart’s tweets from 2012 used an anti-gay slur and were in response to people criticizing women in sports media.
— Logan Matthews (@logan_matthews9) May 6, 2021
Stewart issued a statement on Twitter shortly after news broke of her firing, saying her nine-year-old words were “unacceptable and hurtful,” noting that she was