A Fox News anchor seemingly took joy in learning of Rory McIlroy's ankle injury on Monday.
McIlroy ruptured his ATFL ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer with friends on July 4, a story which the update anchor shared on the air. After she finished the update, another female anchor chimed in with the typical commentary on the stories just read aloud, except this one was quite a hot take.
"He's a leprechaun," the anchor said. "I can't stand him."
What did Rory do to you, ma'am?
Well, former MTV host and current Fox News panelist, Lisa "Kennedy" Montgomery, took ownership of the comments on Tuesday.
“Yesterday at this time I used the word leprechaun to describe golfer Rory McIlroy," she said on the program. "I love sports, I love golf, but I am not a fan of Rory’s. Mostly for the way he treated tennis great Caroline Wozniacki and discarded her like a piece of chewed gum when he broke her heart and broke off their engagement in a short phone conversation. That’s worse than breaking up on a Post-it. Now to be clear, neither Harris nor Jenna Lee used the term and I don’t want them to get the credit for it. I called Rory McIlroy a leprechaun and believe me I wanted to call him much worse. As you know, some of my best friends are leprechauns and they also have tremendous sense of humor. Thank you.”