Stephen A. Smith made peculiar remarks about ESPN “First Take” co-host Molly Qerim, and her facial expression clearly conveyed her disapproval during Wednesday’s live broadcast.
Returning to the show after an extended Christmas break, Qerim became the subject of Smith’s customary energetic and opinionated discourse. While discussing the need to relocate the Rose Bowl from SoFi Stadium, Smith, addressing Marcus Spears, emphasized the necessity for things to “grow” and “evolve.” In making his point, he referred to Molly as a “supermodel.”
Smith expressed, “Swagu, you were playing football. Look at you now, you’re an exceptional football analyst on the No. 1 morning sports show. Look at Molly. Once upon a time, she was just a host. Now she’s a supermodel in people’s eyes, for crying out loud. We see all these photos of her out everywhere and all this other stuff. The bottom line is this. We modify as time goes on.”
As Smith concluded his impassioned speech, the camera shifted back to Molly, capturing a moment where she seemingly mouthed a phrase, with many viewers speculating it to be “what the f–k?”
Observant fans of the show are familiar with the dynamic between Smith and Molly, characterized by a unique relationship that has sparked rumors about their personal connection. However, it’s evident that their rapport is characterized by a significant difference in sentiments between the two.