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: