A few weeks ago, after witnessing Mark Madden continuously harass a group of women on Twitter who didn’t agree with his opinions and ways, I started working on an email to both the Pittsburgh Penguins and the radio station his program is on. I never finished that email because every time I thought I was done, Madden would tweet yet another comment that I wanted to include.
So instead, I began taking screenshots of his comments. As of writing this post on May 16, 2015, all are still available on his Twitter account. Some may appear innocuous by themselves but when taken together they tell a story that disgusts me that two influential organizations continue to allow him to run unchecked while being adjacent to them.
I am well aware that this post may garner his rage, but I am but a impotent blogger after all. I can do nothing except write for free (which hey, I write for myself first, everyone else next so I guess it’s good I’m not paying myself.)
I went no further back than November 2014 before I had to stop documenting the past. This only covers a portion – not all – of his questionable tweeting practices. He continues to be heralded by a majority of the Pittsburgh sports media and fans. Most tweets are NSFW (not-safe-for-work). Presented in no particular order…