Desmond Howard is catching flak for comments about Vanderbilt K Sarah Fuller's kicking form on College GameDay
On Saturday afternoon, Vanderbilt could make history, as K Sarah Fuller — a champion goalkeeper from the Vanderbilt soccer team — could become the first woman to play in a Power 5 game.
The ESPN College GameDay crew shared their thoughts on Fuller during Saturday’s show, but analyst Desmond Howard made some comments that didn’t sit well with many fans.
As you can see below, Howard compared Fuller’s kicking motion to Charles Barkley’s legendarily awkward golf swing:
— Rachel Komyati (@rbraunwell) November 28, 2020
Though Barkley and Phil Mickleson just beat Steph Curry and Peyton Manning in a Thanksgiving Day golf event, it’s clear what Howard meant by his comparison.
Fans took to Twitter to call out Howard for the unnecessary comments:
— Lucas Wilson (@LDub5280) November 28, 2020
Desmond Howard comparing Sarah Fuller's kicking stroke to Charles Barkley's golf swing is a reminder that Desmond Howard puts his foot in his mouth more than most human beings on live television.
— Connor O'Gara (@cjogara) November 28, 2020
— Kristen Garrone (@krissygarrone) November 28, 2020
Damn Desmond Howard about to catch hell.
— matt (@mattfsu77) November 28, 2020
Desmond Howard’s only response to Sarah Fuller is making fun of her kicking form. Got it.
— Hall of Fame Internet Person Stephen (@SHGrove90) November 28, 2020
@DesmondHoward making fun of the first collegiate female kicker (Vandy’s Sarah Fuller) on Gameday this morning was not a good look. Really, her kick looks like Barkley’s golf swing? Historic moment and THAT’S what you go with?
— Jay Torrell (@jaytorrell) November 28, 2020
We’ll see if Howard issues an apology for his statements. Vanderbilt is getting set to play Mizzou at 12 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.