ESPN star Samantha Ponder is handling haters like a pro. Currently expecting her second child with San Francisco 49ers quarterback Christian Ponder, the 31-year-old sideline reporter was recently subjected to harsh criticism online for her appearance and her job.
Twitter trolls attacked the young mom after Sports Illustrated reported that she might be replacing Chris Berman on Sunday NFL countdown.
@sam_ponder You have no business on ESPN anyway. You have no talent as a reporter and know literally nothing about sports.— King Patrick VII (@KingNance) March 8, 2017
No wonder ESPN is doing so horribly, with lackluster talent @sam_ponder being mentioned as replacement for Chris Berman. FAIL!— Carlitos Dugarte (@vinnygop) March 9, 2017
Many women from @sam_ponder 's high school would find it ironic that she's so offended her artificial looks being insulted.— King Patrick VII (@KingNance) March 8, 2017
But rather than letting the comments get to her, the young mom took to Twitter to shut down the trolls once and for all.
Getting sexist/vulgar tweets abt my job/appearance while I'm unable to see my own feet & covered in toddler pee is somethin else I tell ya.— Sam Ponder (@sam_ponder) March 8, 2017
"Getting sexist/vulgar tweets abt my job/appearance while I'm unable to see my own feet & covered in toddler pee is somethin' else I tell ya," she wrote on Twitter.
Her optimistic approach to ant awful situation was appreciated by her fans who were quick to share their support.
@sam_ponder imagine how shitty their lives are and how great yours is and then don't think of them ever again. You do great work— Bert (@dabbs939913) March 8, 2017
@sam_ponder Dont let the MORONS get you down...Heads up... Shoulders back...and Be yourself...— Bryant F. Long II (@csirdic) March 8, 2017
@sam_ponder we all love you. You are great at what your do. Envy sucks— Benicio (@beniciobanda) March 8, 2017
Props to celebs like Sam Ponder who aren't afraid to speak out against online harassment. Hopefully, with time, that will contribute to a more #woke society.