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Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Joe Cowley rips airline crew on Twitter, makes sexist remarks towards female pilot

Apr 29, 2012, 3:24 PM EDT

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Every now and then, someone in the sports world gets in trouble for posting something pretty stupid on Twitter and Chicago Sun-Times columnist Joe Cowley is the latest person to not think before he tweets.

Cowley was flying back to Chicago when a “mandatory crew rest” delay drew the ire of Cowley and started an epic Twitter rant that got sexist and racist in less than an hour:

Flight delayed because of “Mandatory Crew Rest.” God forbid anyone strains themselves handing out orange juice off a cart for an extra hour.

I’m more likely to see a Squatch before I see a hot flight attendant. Then again, I think the airlines are hiring Squatch’s to do that job.

Chick pilot. Should I be OK with that or am I just a sexist caveman?

Kid next to me looks like “Short Round.” Think I’ll give him a dollar to say to me, “You cheat, Dr. Jones!” #firstclassproblems

So after those verbal gems, WCJW reporter Sloane Martin called him out on those comments and the man who dubs himself as “Mr. Handsome” decided to make more offensive comments about women and Martin herself:

@SloaneMartin I have a feeling Sloane is the next unfollow. But it’s a fact women followers stay attached to me longer. #MrHandsomeproblems

@SloaneMartin By the way Sloane, the chick pilot did good … Even though she had to come back and ask for directions twice…. Although something tells me she knew where she was going … Just more Mr. Handsome problems!

@cst_Cowley that was just the classy and unapologetic response I expected from you. Guess I’m an outlier b/c I only made it through 3 days

@SloaneMartin Three days? Not bad. And we didn’t even get to debate what a joke Title IX is… Another time … You’ll be back. #cantquitme….And when you come back, hottie up that pic a bit more. You look like the Russian icy villain from a 70s Bond movie. XOXO.

After those comments, Cowley’s Twitter has since been deleted.


Chicago Sun-Times Columnist Joe Cowley offends women everywhere [Deadspin]