Mets announcer Gary Cohen, possibly drunk or just bored, went on the Cincinnati delicacy in a massive rant … calling the dish straight-up “disgusting.”
Cohen decided to pile on the hate while calling the Mets vs. Reds game at Great American Ball Park on Monday.
Ban this man from Cincinnati forever. No chili slander will be tolerated. 😤 pic.twitter.com/t5KPzZ7I8t
— Cincinnati 💔 (@CincyProblems) July 20, 2021
“This is the local delicacy known as Skyline Chili,” Cohen said.
“The 5-Way with the spaghetti and the beans and the cheese — first the disgusting chili gravy … After the onions comes the cheese, and that’s what makes it the 5-Way.”
“There’s the cheese — they put like 10 tons of shredded cheese on there … And this is supposed to be food that you actually eat.”
When his partner Ron Darling admitted he’s never tried the grub, Cohen explained why it’s a must.
“You need to try everything once. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Try it once, and then you’ll never eat it again,” Cohen said.
Thousands of Cincinnatians outraged over the take … and for good reason. We will defend Cincinnati Chili to the death.
Gary tried to soften the blow by saying Graeter’s Ice Cream is great – but too little too late. You’re already at war with everyone in the Queen City.
Gary Cohen tries to soften his Skyline Chili comments by talking about how amazing @graeters Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip ice cream is pic.twitter.com/7VYC7ITLWe
— Cincinnati 💔 (@CincyProblems) July 21, 2021