ESPN has pulled a colour commentator off the air because he has the same name as Confederate General Robert E. Lee.
Robert Lee will not be covering the University of Virginia’s first football game of the season, not because of something he has said or don, but because of the innocuous name his parents gave him at birth.
But Robert Lee, sports broadcaster, is Asian, and I’m willing to be he doesn’t support the goals of the Confederacy.
Apparently, ESPN thinks its viewership might confuse him with a Confederate general that died 147 years ago. If I were an ESPN viewer, which I'm not, I'd be pretty insulted.
Of course, this is blowing up in ESPN’s hypersensitive SJW faces.
And they should have known it would.
After Colin Kaepernick’s protests against the national anthem, NFL ratings plummeted.
Makes sense. Normal people watch sports as recreation to escape the politics that seems to worm its way every single thing we do.
The NFL found out the hard way that social justice warriors aren’t exactly a committed part of the football fan base.