Clay Travis calls out ESPN for ignoring transgender swimmer dominating women's competitions: 'Insanity'

“これは絶対的な狂気です,” トラビスは火曜日にタッカーカールソンに語った.

Lia Thomas recently dominated a women’s competition at the Zippy Invitational at the University of Akron, including the 500-yard freestyle preliminaries and finals. 彼女はの勝利時間を獲得しました 4:34.06 決勝で, これはアイビーリーグの新記録です.

SWIMING WORLD EDITOR SAYS TRANS SWIMMER’S ADVANTAGE THE SAME AS ‘DOPING’

Every woman out there who competed as a swimmer or competed in women’s athletics at all, who gets up early in the morning, who puts in every ounce of their ability into their pursuit of swimming, every feminist, every Title IX advocate should be standing up and screaming from the heavens, this is unacceptable because men are bigger, より強く, and faster biologically than women,” トラビスは言った. “This is totally absurd.

University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas.

University of Pennsylvania transgender swimmer Lia Thomas. (ペンアスレチックス)

The story resurfaced Monday when the editor-in-chief of one of the most highly read swimming magazines argued that Thomas has the same advantages that “状況に腹を立て、練習で泣いているのを見た人” provides other athletes. ESPN and other major sports outlets, しかしながら, have yet to cover the story widely.

This is what happenswhen two left-wing ideologies — identity politics collide,” トラビスは言った.

You have feminists and Title IX supporters on one side who support athletics, and you have the transgenders on the other side,” 彼が追加した. “You have to pick a side.

People who cover sports media — they pretend it doesn’t exist,” トラビスは言った. “ESPN loves to cover every single conflict of sports and politics. They haven’t written a single story about this. It’s a sham. Not one. Every time someone doesn’t go to the White House to visit Trump, it’s the lead story on ESPN for five years. A biological man threatens to become the greatest women’s swimmer of all time? And they don’t even cover it.

The ESPN logo on an electronic display in Times Square in New York City. ロイター/マイク・セガー

The ESPN logo on an electronic display in Times Square in New York City. ロイター/マイク・セガー (ロイター/マイク・セガー)

ESPN used to be so impressive,” カールソンは言った. “It was famous in the TV business for having the smartest producers, impressive people … and then their numbers tanked because they became liars.

Thomas is transgender and previously competed as a man at Penn for two full seasons, 最近では 2019. NCAA rules dictate that transgender players must partake in one year of testosterone suppression before they can compete as women.

Thomas’s wins sparked parents at Penn to send a letter to the NCAA demanding a rule change for transgender athletes. The NCAA has reportedly not responded to the letter.

The organization did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.

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