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Fox News presenter doubles down on Rory McIlroy "leprechaun" insult

“Believe me – I wanted to call him much worse.”

Fox News presenter Lisa 'Kennedy' Montgomery.
Fox News presenter Lisa 'Kennedy' Montgomery.
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FOX NEWS PRESENTER Lisa Montgomery attracted a lot of attention on this side of the Atlantic this week, for comments she made on air about world number one golfer Rory McIlroy.

You might remember that on Monday, during a segment on the show Outnumbered, Montgomery – who goes by the name Kennedy – shared with the world her antipathy towards McIlroy.

“He’s a leprechaun – I can’t stand him,” she blurted out, apparently not aware her mic was still switched on.

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The outburst has caused controversy in the last 48 hours, including an online petition to have Kennedy “removed from the airwaves” for her “racially charged” language.

Overnight, the presenter went back on air to make a follow-up statement, but it wasn’t the humbled apology some may have been hoping for.

…I am not a fan of Rory, 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.
I called Rory McIlroy a leprechaun, and believe me – I wanted to call him much worse.

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