A one-sentence Change.org petition to the sports network simply says, "ESPN: Fire Britt McHenry." It's seeking 5,000 signatures. The site contained at least seven petitions requesting McHenry's ouster.
Her comments were stomach turning," wrote one supporter.
Another said McHenry needs to be taught a lesson. "1 week suspension will not do. If ESPN wants a bad reputation, allow her back on air or to work in any capacity and they'll get it. ESPN should be ashamed of themselves."
In December, Chicago Fire forward Mike Magee criticized McHenry for a comment she made about soccer. NFL wide receiver Odell Beckham'turned down a chance to play for the U.S. national team, one reason "why we'll never have European caliber soccer," McHenry tweeted.
Magee replied, "I've stumbled on some ridiculous tweets in my day but this one stood out. Thanks for the laugh Britt."