NPR Claims Men Don’t Have ‘Physical Advantage’ Over Women In Sports

National Public Radio (NPR) is being roasted on Twitter after falsely claiming that there is “limited scientific evidence” supporting the notion that men have a “physical advantage” over women in sports.

In the article, NPR was trying to defend so-called “transgender” athletes in response to a ruling from the World Athletics Council — which is the governing body for international track and field — banning male “transgender” athletes from competing in women’s sports.

World Athletics Council president Sebastian Coe announced the decision in a press conference on Thursday.

“The council has agreed to exclude male-to-female transgender athletes who have been through male puberty from female world ranking competitions from March the 31st this year,” he said.

“However, in order to do further research into our transgender eligibility guideline, we will be establishing a working group whose remit will be to consult specifically with transgender athletes to seek views on competing in athletics to review and maybe commission additional research where there is currently limited research, and to put forward recommendations to council,” Coe added.

In their article responding to the news, far-left outlet NPR — which is taxpayer funded — attempted to claim that there is not enough research to make the blatantly obvious conclusion that men have a biological advantage over women in sports, even if they have undergone transgender procedures.

“At the center of the issue is whether transgender women athletes have a physical advantage over other female competitors, even after lowering their testosterone levels,” NPR wrote. “But there is limited scientific research involving elite transgender athletes — which the council also acknowledged.”

“World Athletics Council said that they have conducted their own research over the past decade and that they found there can be an impact in performance,” the outlet continued. “Several international groups including the Human Rights Watch have called the council’s evidence flawed.”

NPR went on to claim that the prohibition on men competing in women’s sports is simply “part of a growing resistance against transgender women and girls in female sports” — and tried to smear the World Athletics Council’s decision as “moving away from trans inclusion.”

The left-wing outlet shared their article on Twitter, writing: “The international governing body for track and field will ban trans women athletes from elite women’s competitions, citing a priority for fairness over inclusion despite limited scientific evidence of physical advantage.”

NPR has since deleted the tweet, but not before the post was thoroughly roasted by Twitter users — and flagged by Twitter’s “Community Notes” feature, which allows users to add context to misleading tweets.

“Significant evidence from numerous studies demonstrates that trans-athletes maintain a competitive physical advantage despite gender-affirming care,” the Community Note stated, going on to cite links to four different papers, research, and studies concluding that transgender athletes have a physical advantage.

Beyond the fact-check, critics also joined in on calling out NPR’s blatant lie.

“This is so dishonest @npr. There is decades of scientific evidence for physical gender disparity. Anyone saying otherwise is simply spreading scientific misinformation. Shame on you, @NPR,” wrote public health expert Pradheep J. Shanker.

“Limited evidence: compare the stats in every men’s sport vs every women’s sport,” noted podcaster Noam Blum.

“How can @NPR be taken seriously? 100-meter dash – Usain Bolt’s 9.58 seconds is the men’s fastest – Florence Griffith-Joyner’s 10.49 fastest for women High Jump – Javier Sotomayor for men 8 ft 1⁄4 in – Stefka Kostadinova for women 6 ft 10 1⁄4 in Not even close,” researcher John R Lott pointed out.

“Here’s NPR’s unintentionally-hilarious claim that trans women athletes have no physical advantage over their female competitors. It totally explains how Lia Thomas went from being a sub-par swimmer racing against other men to winning a nat’l championship racing against women,” said media critic Joe Concha.

“Time to fully remove govt subsidies for NPR,” responded Fox News host Laura Ingraham.

“NPR is funded by American taxpayers despite zero scientific evidence of any benefit to society,” replied Christina Pushaw, rapid response director for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.