ESPN analyst calls out NPR for photo gaffe on Maria Taylor story: 'We don't *ALL* look alike'

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By , Audacy Sports

A Black journalist roasted National Public Radio on social media on Wednesday, after the outlet appeared to confuse her with former ESPN reporter Maria Taylor.

Veteran NFL scribe Kimberley A. Martin blew up NPR on Twitter after the outlet used her picture on a story about Taylor's recent high-profile departure from The Worldwide Leader.

"Cmon guys ... We don't *ALL* look alike," Martin said in a post, which included a GIF of her gesturing in exasperation from a TV appearance.

In a followup post, which included a screen cap of the photo in question, she said "I promise you, NPR ... That's *not* Maria Taylor. It's me."

NPR responded to the backlash and seemed to suggest this was not a case of "wrong Black person," claiming it was misled by a faulty caption on the Associated Press' photo wire service.

Taylor's exit from ESPN comes amid controversy, after a leak revealed that fellow ESPN talent Rachel Nichols had suggested that Taylor was promoted to the coveted position of host of NBA Countdown because she is Black.

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