Watch out for online trolls, don’t come for Mina Kimes.
On Monday, ESPN star shared a horrific e-mail he received from a critic named Charles Brown, who spat, among other things, “pretending to know something about men’s sports.”
“The only reason you are on ESPN is because it is a positive move,” the report said. “Jeff Saturday has to feel very weak to show himself as a smart guy doing professional sports with a man wearing lipstick and high heels.”
Kimes mocked the email on Twitter, saying “Mr. It’s Wendy’s,” and an ESPNer colleague sang a song praising him on Saturday and told Brown to “turn off the phone.”
“It’s absolutely rubbish! Mina is amazing at her job and has earned what she has on ESPN. I can also say that I have been linked to Mina several times to teach her how to use analytics in football. He will improve our NFL team. Put Charlie down ” He tweeted on Saturday Monday.
Many others supported Kimes on Twitter, as Brown’s bad note quickly spread on the Internet.
“You’re great and I know I don’t have to tell you that. Thank you for being an example to young girls who love sports. I hope that one day we will live in a world where they will not receive similar comments “, – KSBW sports anchor Drea Blackwell announced.
Dan Orlovsky, ESPN’s “Stand Up” also answered, “1) I don’t eat fast 2) Do you wear high heels? 3) you are great. “
In a follow-up tweet on Monday, Kimes added: “I understand the‘ don’t reinforce the argument ’argument, I really understand. But every day women ask me if it’s normal and I want people to see: it never ends and it has nothing to do with you. ”
Despite the trolls and their unwelcome opinions, Kimes has become one of ESPN’s best and most respected talents since joining the network in 2014.