Sports
by Brandon Wenerd on July 11, 2014

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Warrior Lacrosse put the sport that it makes equipment for back a couple of years last night. The brouhaha started when Warrior, who makes lacrosse, soccer and hockey gear, tweeted the following on Thursday night, sparking instant outrage from sports Twitter:

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ESPN was airing a World Cup of Softball game between the women’s teams from the United States and Canada. Meanwhile, ESPN2 aired a World Lacrosse Championship game between U.S. and Canada.

The douchey swing-and-a-miss at Title IX instantly pissed off the Twitter masses:

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The rage furthered when people discovered Warrior doesn’t make women’s gear.

 

 

 

What an embarrassment to the sport of lacrosse. People already think the sport is filled with rich, elitist neanderthals. Sexist stuff like this certainly doesn’t help. For every giant leap the sport takes forward, it always manages to take a few brutal steps back to the public at large, especially when one of the sport’s largest equipment manufacturers says something this dumb on Twitter.

Today, I’m sure multiple people at Warrior — which is owned by New Balance — is either (A. without a job or (B. getting their ass handed to them. No matter how dope your dangle skills are or how golden your head of lettuce is, braah, corporate America doesn’t like controversy, especially when it’s sexist in nature.

Brandon Wenerd

About Brandon Wenerd...

Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.