Matt Cohen | Site Editor
On Monday, a Fox News host on the network’s Outnumbered program was overheard on-air calling Rory McIlroy a leprechaun, saying “she can’t stand him.” On Tuesday, she doubled down on her remarks, and offered a reason why she made them in the first place.
Fox News released the following statement from Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery, who is still enraged over how McIlroy ended ended his engagement with Caroline Wozniacki last year:
“Yesterday at this time I used the word leprechaun to describe golfer Rory McIlroy. 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.”
Talk about not mincing your words.
Here’s a video clip of Montgomery delivering the message on Tuesday’s program. Ironically, she’s wearing green.