ESPN Removes Announcer Named Robert Lee From Football Game To Avoid Offending

ESPN Removes Announcer Named Robert Lee From Football Game To Avoid Offending

I caught this one yesterday via Katie Pavlich, who retweeted this

Well, that makes sense, right? In the wake of violence between the KK/neo-Nazis and Antifa/BLM in Charlottesville (started primarily by the Lefties), we wouldn’t want someone whose name is similar to Robert E Lee to broadcast a football game, right? From the link

In a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.

Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?

Is this even real life anymore? This might even be worse than MSESPN apologizing for the fantasy football slave draft a couple of weeks ago.

To avoid offending left wing idiots Robert Lee, the Asian college football announcer, not the Confederate General who died in 1870 and shares a name with him, was switched to the Youngstown State at Pittsburgh game and Dave Weekley will now call the William and Mary at University of Virginia game.

Did you catch that Mr. Lee is Asian? That’s right. Asian. This has moved from Political Correctness to Special Snowflake Syndrome. ESPN responded

“We collectively made the decision with Robert to switch games as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name,” Derek Volner, an ESPN spokesman, told The Washington Post in an emailed statement.

“In that moment it felt right to all parties. It’s a shame that this is even a topic of conversation and we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue,” he said.

It’s just so stupid

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