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American pro-footballer gets roasted after he said girls should be "silent and polite"

Boys, on the other hand, can be "strong."

By Mahalia Chang
Jameis Winston.

SIGH.

An American professional football player is getting roasted after he slipped up during a pep talk at a primary school and told young girls that they are meant to be "silent, polite" and "gentle". Jameis Winston, a quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, spoke to a group of schoolkids in Florida, and during his speech, he went a little... off-topic. He told the eight to eleven-year-olds:

Of course, we have no doubt that Mr Winston was intending to be motivational more than anything, but telling a classroom of girls as young as eight that they should be "silent" and "polite" is way, way not cool.

Since then, the 23-year-old has issued an apology claiming he made a "poor word choice" (three of them, if we can count) whilst trying to motivate a young boy.

"I was making an effort to interact with a young male in the audience who didn't seem to be paying attention, and I didn't want to single him out so I asked all the boys to stand up," Winston's apology read. "During my talk, I used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some."

It sure did, buddy.

Unsurprisingly, fans (and non-fans like us) around the world are pretty pissed at him: