Former Sports Center anchor Keith Olbermann went after Outkick.com founder and Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis on Twitter late Wednesday night, calling him a “Clownboy who can’t even spell sports anymore”.
The tweet was in response to an article published on Outkick.com that said one of President-Elect Mr. Joe Biden’s COVID advisors, Dr. Michael Osterholm, is advocating for a 4-6 week national lockdown.
“This is absolute insanity: lockdowns don’t work and they kill our economy,” Travis tweeted.
That tweet from Travis obviously touched a nerve with Olbermann as he asks Travis, “How about leaving the science to the adults?”
The tweet from Olbermann, insinuating that Travis can’t spell sports anymore because he spends too much time focusing on politics, is ironic and the classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. Olbermann left his Job at ESPN in October to host a political talk show on YouTube called Olbermann vs Trump.
He told the Washington Post that the purpose of the show was to “bring the flamethrower to President Donald Trump” and to call out his (Mr. Trump’s) “attempts to establish the preface to a dictatorship.” To this point, Olbermann’s program has yet to cover any sports-related topics. While Travis does get very political across his media platforms, his programs also contain elements of a traditional sports talk show. Numbers suggest that consumers prefer Travis’ mix of sports and politics as, according to his bio page, he reaches over one million people per day. By contrast, Olbermann’s YouTube channel has 126 thousand subscribers.
Never one to shy away from a Twitter feud, Travis responded Thursday morning, questioning Olbermann’s sanity.
Travis also linked a story to the tweet from Outkick.com that says Olbermann called for the arrest of Fox News host Tucker Carlson in October.