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Even MSNBC guest laughs off Melissa Harris-Perry's proposal for Women's World Cup

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"Just for one year, we have the only televised sports...the only print sport...is just women's sport."

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MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry made a claim Sunday during a segment on Women's World Cup Soccer that even her guest laughed off.

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After pointing out the discrepancy between the money paid to male and female professional soccer players — men average over $200,000 a year while women earn between $6,000 and $30,000 for a twenty-week season — Harris-Perry showed a full screen graphic illustrating the difference between what the Men's and Women's World Cup winners were paid.

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Then, Harris-Perry pitched her idea.

"In 2016, we go completely dark on all media coverage of men's sports," she said.

The MSNBC host proposed a ban on all men's sports from all media for a full year. No television, no radio, no print coverage of men's sports for a full year.

Brianna Scurry, a former member of the U.S. women's soccer team, and Harris-Perry's guest responded with a polite, "I'm not so sure the major sponsors would want to agree with that whole plan..."

Watch the clip.

(H/T - Newsbusters)

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