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ESPN Pulls Asian Sportscaster From UV Football Game Because He Shares Confederate General’s Name

You know that things have become hypersensitized in the realm of race relations when crap like this happens.

ESPN pulled an Asian sportscaster from covering a University of Virginia football game because of his name.

That. Is. Messed. Up.

The sportscaster in question is named Robert Lee, which the ESPN higher-ups have determined is just too close for comfort to Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

ESPN has pulled an Asian-American sportscaster named Robert Lee from assignment to a University of Virginia football game because his name is similar to the Confederate general’s.

Lee was slated to call UVA’s home opener in Charlottesville, Virginia against William and Mary on September 2, but has been transferred to cover Youngstown State at Pittsburgh, an ESPN official told
Source: Daily Mail

This guy’s name was apparently too offensive.


How many Snowflakes are there in Virginia?

Or is ESPN just not giving their viewers the benefit of the doubt and assuming that they’re toddlers?

‘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,’ ESPN said in a statement.

‘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,’ the statement continued.

‘We regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue.’

And yet, here they are making it an issue.

Robert Lee has been a sports broadcaster since 1999, and he’s being sidelined because of his name.

Sorry, but this is ‘douche-baggery’ at its worst.

These leftist thugs demand that we change everything so that the perpetually offended are never offended is — well, offensive.

It’s wrong to give in to these offense-mongers.

Because they’ll never be satisfied.

The next thing you know they’ll be getting their panties in a bunch because some guy’s name is just like the name of a Confederate General.

Oh, wait.

That’s where we are now.

I think this is how Rachel Maddow felt on Election night.


That’s the despair I’m feeling because of this story.

But at least we know that there is a cure.

ESPN peeps, you need this pronto:

Share if you think sidelining sportscaster Robert Lee because of his name is stupid

K. Walker

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll and on Gettr @KarenWalker