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An ACC Football Coach Is Being Criticized For "Mansplaining" To A Female Reporter

Update: Fedora has apologized. 

">July 21, 2016

">July 21, 2016

Earlier: North Carolina head football coach Larry Fedora is getting criticized for "mansplaining" to a female reporter at ACC media days. 

Brooke Pryor, a colleges reporter for the North State Journal, asked Fedora about the maturity process of Tar Heels' All-ACC cornerback Des Lawrence. 

During Fedora's answer to the question, the 53-year-old head coach said the maturity process of male college football players is something a female would have difficulty understanding. 

Here's the full sequence. 

">July 21, 2016

Here's some of the reaction to Pryor's tweet. 

">@bepryor PROUD OF UR RESPONSE U GO GLEN COCO — Dijana Kunovac (@dijana_kunovac)

PROUD OF UR RESPONSE U GO GLEN COCO

— Dijana Kunovac (@dijana_kunovac) July 21, 2016

">July 21, 2016

">@bepryor RAAAAAAAGE but he has daughters so he knows everything. — Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks)

RAAAAAAAGE but he has daughters so he knows everything.

— Maggie Hendricks (@maggiehendricks) July 21, 2016

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">@bepryor your response back is on point. YGG

— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor)

your response back is on point. YGG

— Grace Raynor (@gmraynor) July 21, 2016

">July 21, 2016

">@bepryor Nooooo. Ugh. But your response is

— Ngozi_ABC11 (@Ngozi_ABC11) July 21, 2016

Not all of the responses are critical of Fedora, though.

">@bepryor this is not a big deal at all.

— Torbjorn (@tcstepp24) July 21, 2016

">@bepryor Context. The man has 3 daughters. He coaches all young men. Didn't really see anything wrong with what he said.

— dtgoulet (@dtgoulet)

Context. The man has 3 daughters. He coaches all young men. Didn't really see anything wrong with what he said.

— dtgoulet (@dtgoulet) July 21, 2016

">July 21, 2016

">@bepryor I think you're reading a bit too much into that comment.

— Caleb (@caleb_isnt_here) July 21, 2016

Female sports reporters are often treated differently by coaches and players than their male counterparts. 

Is the criticism of Fedora deserved here?