Alabama Football Player Sparks Outcry After Tweet On Women, Sports

(Image Credit: Twitter/@KDx17)

(Image Credit: Twitter/@KDx17)

University of Alabama running back Kenyan Drake has sparked outcry (Warning: Explicit language appears in the linked blog) after a Twitter post regarding women and sports: 

Most girls like basketball more than football bc they can follow it alot easier

- Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx17) January 21, 2014

The initial tweet appears to have prompted several unhappy responses from Drake’s followers. Click here to view Drake’s Twitter profile and conversation stream. Here are just two of the relevant responses:

“@KDx17: Most girls like basketball more than football bc they can follow it alot easier” this is not even close to true

- Kiara Mitchell  (@‏kiaramitchell07)

 @KDx17 u r disgusting and stupid.

- Karina Ailyn (@AilynKarina)

Drake later appeared to tweet praise for women who prefered football to basketball. He also pushed back against some of the retorts:

“@blamberr: @KDx17 @UntamedBigDawg Girls are too stupid to follow football? Seriously?” don’t think that was said literally or even implied

- Kenyan Drake™ (@KDx17)

What do you think of these comments?

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