apologizes for lede about football being ‘confusing’ and ‘often vexing’ for women food editor David Holloway wrote a piece today about an event called “Girls of Fall: A Night of Food, Fashion and Football.” His lede noted that the sport “can be a confusing and often vexing concept, especially for women.”

It didn’t take long for this to spread on social media — and for the last three words to be taken out.

Holloway explains:

Posted at the end of the story:
* “Update: This story has been edited to remove incorrect and offensive assumptions about women and football. We apologize for the error in judgment.”

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