WebStory.co.in Date- 18 November 2023

Kelly Stafford Calls Out Female Reporters For Their "Agenda" Against Charissa Thompson

Kelly Stafford is not happy with the number of women in sports media who criticized Charissa Thompson for saying she made up reports during her career as a sideline reporter.

"Wish I could tag all the people that need to hear this. Instead I’ll leave it here in hopes it reaches them," she said in the caption of photo she posted to Instagram.

"A man makes a mistake or has his words taken out of context, his male  colleagues/friends band together and support one another,"

the photo read. "A woman does the same thing, their female colleagues/fake friends do the opposite.

Feels like some 'feminists' seem to only choose to feminists when it supports their agenda."

On Friday afternoon, Thompson broke her silence on the matter, explaining she didn't necessarily make up reports.

"Working in media I understand how important words are and I chose the wrong words to describe the situation.

I'm sorry. I have never lied about anything or been unethical during my time as a sports broadcaster," Thompson wrote.

"In the absence of a coach providing any information that could  further my report I would use information that I learned and saw during  the first half to create my report... In these instances I never  attributed anything I said to a player or coach.

"I have nothing but respect for sideline reporters and for the  tireless work they put in behind the scenes and on the field. I am only  appreciative and humbled to work alongside some of the best in the  business and call them some of my best friends."