ESPN has crossed the line joining the ranks of those who are offended that an Asian American sportscaster should bear the name of Confederate General Robert E Lee. Now we need ask how long until African-Americans with the last name of Washington or Jefferson will be kicked off the air to satisfy the pathological needs of a self aggrieved racists hiding behind the mask of political correctness?
ESPN’s actions of booting Robert Lee is egregious not only on its face but the implication that parents now have to think twice when naming their children or face the wrath of a mentally ill segment of society whose self loathing seeks to extend it’s itself to every corner of our society.
The cult of political correctness is now come to full flower, allowing those who hate our country, culture and traditions to be the arbiters of deciding whose name is or isn’t offensive. ESPN has now joined the mainstream media’s agenda of hate to become another venue bowing to the mental illness of political correctness…..WFM
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ESPN pulls Asian-American announcer from Virginia football game because he has a Confederate general’s name
Fox News, August 22, 2017
In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Va., ESPN decided to pull one of its announcers from calling a University of Virginia football game — because his name is Robert Lee.
Lee, an Asian-American sportscaster who started with the network in 2016, was moved to a different game “simply because of the coincidence of his name,” ESPN said, referencing the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
On Aug. 12, violence broke out at a protest from a white-nationalist group opposing the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville. A driver ultimately rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring more than a dozen other people, police said.
ESPN, which has faced accusations of liberal bias that some observers believe has led to a downtick in viewership, said it moved its announcer to the Youngstown State game at Pittsburgh.
The network’s full statement: “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. 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.”