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LISTEN: Bob Costas surprised KMOX Overnight America by calling in to talk about comments on the US Women's Soccer team's pay

He called into KMOX's Overnight America to discuss what he said with Ryan Wrecker!

July 12, 2019 - 9:06 am

You just never know who's listening at anytime of the day or night on KMOX. 

KMOX alumni Bob Costas heard his name on KMOX's Overnight America Wednesday night, so he called in Thursday night.

It was about comments he made concerning the pay difference between the U.S. Men's and Women's National Soccer Teams. KMOX host Ryan Wrecker apparently misrepresented Costas' exact comments, so the former KMOX voice called into the show on Thursday night to clarify. 

"You cannot possibly, if you're a public figure of any kind ... correct every misrepresentation no matter how careful you are, how reasonable you are, and how well you may have expressed yourself," Costas told KMOX's Ryan Wrecker. "If you try to correct every misrepresentation, it would be like swatting at locust."

At issue were comments Costas made about the U.S. Women's Soccer team and fair pay. Wrecker thought Costas said women's soccer was more popular than men's soccer in the United States.

Costas, at length, defended his original comments in an interview you can listen to below:

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