Did ESPN Intentionally Cut Off Clemson’s Coach As He Thanked God After An Upset Of Notre Dame?

Given the sports network’s performance on issues of culture and religion as they affect the sports world (and even when they don’t, as the Curt Schilling case exemplifies), one would be excused for thinking this was deliberate.

Following a hard-fought upset victory over Notre Dame in Death Valley on Saturday, Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney no sooner gave his thanks to the “good Lord” then ESPN inexplicably cut away from the interview.

“And thank you to the good Lord and my dad, who was with me tonight,” said an emotional Dabo Swinney.

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The video, in two clips…

That’s what folks saw on TV. Here’s the whole interview…

ESPN’s Chris Fowler and Keri Potts both issued apologies for the interruption, blaming a technical glitch. Which might well be the case; the studio anchors certainly didn’t look as if they were aware of a decision to cut away from Swinney’s praise to the Good Lord.

But there is ESPN’s record of championing leftist social and cultural causes, which a southern religious Christian college football coach giving thanks to god for his team’s victory might not completely tie in with. There will be people who simply won’t accept the network’s explanation.

Whose side are you on? Do you believe this was a deliberate cutaway, or an accident?

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