ESPN Removes Broadcaster Because Of His Name: Robert Lee

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The living Robert Lee, an ESPN broadcaster, was pulled from calling the University of Virginia home opener against William and Mary on Sept. 2 because he shares a name with the Confederate general at the center of unrest in Charlottesville.

“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.” Read more at WASHINGTON POST.

{Matzav.com}

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. Liberals are sick and evil animals. They have no morals nor ethics. All they can do is destroy and hurt others. Thank you Obama for your only accomplishment in your 8 years as President: bringing America down to such a low standard.

    And as for ESPN, hope enough people will boycott them and stop watching or listening to ESPN over this bringing about their demise.

  2. All ESPN had to say if they are so tender that the commentator is Bob Lee and all the political correctness would have been solved if they were so tender. Now what do we do with Sara Lee cakes, Lee pants, etc. etc. I guess we have to shut them down too because of political correctness??????

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