SiriusXM fired PGA Tour host Mark Lye over the weekend for saying he’d rather kill himself than watch the WNBA.
“You know the LPGA Tour, to me, is a completely different tour than it was 10 years ago,” Lye said Saturday. “You couldn’t pay me to watch. You really couldn’t, because I couldn’t relate at all. It’s kind of like, if you were a basketball player, and I’m not trashing anybody, please don’t take it the wrong way.
“I saw some highlights of ladies’ basketball. Man. Is there a gun in the house? I’ll shoot myself [before] I watch that.”
Lye tweeted Sunday that his comments were not sexist:
“The fact that I can’t relate to WNBA does not make me sexist in any way. All you haters should listen to the whole segment, where I completely glorified womens golf, which I love to cover. Thanks for listening.”
On Monday, Lye told a Twitter user that his comments went too far but were not fireable.
“I was terminated about comments made about the WNBA, which I apologized for starting the next segment,” Lye concludes.
There you have it. Fired.