August 23, 2017

ESPN “Robert Lee” backlash was predictable after Kaepernick fiasco

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

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.

When NFL watchers were surveyed, over one quarter of them blamed Kaepernick’s protests as the reason they stopped watching.

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.

 

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commented 2017-08-25 03:06:42 -0400
Sometimes this garbage is so friggin ridiculous that you have to laugh. This is one of those times.
commented 2017-08-25 03:06:01 -0400
Well to be fair to ESPN SJW’s are stupid enough to confuse them.
commented 2017-08-25 03:03:38 -0400
Yeah the resemblance is uncanny.
commented 2017-08-24 19:47:38 -0400
Good point Mike. He should file a complaint that he’s being discriminated against because of his race and maybe even go after ESPN for defamation, for insinuating that he’s some kind of racist.
commented 2017-08-24 14:31:59 -0400
This man sounds like he’s an actual REAL victim of racism, now.
Lee is a common Chinese name…
commented 2017-08-24 13:12:28 -0400
This is just bizarre. On the upside though, eventually the sjw’s may end up muzzling themselves because pretty much any word in any language may be a trigger to one of their allies. When simple pronouns and innocuous names like “Lee” are too much for the frail little dears maybe we will see the day when they stop speaking altogether so as not to trigger each other. We can live in hope.
commented 2017-08-24 12:34:01 -0400
Check out Jason Kenney’s comment on this issue. It confused me.
commented 2017-08-24 12:32:37 -0400
You nailed it David Ross. Kaepernick should have been fired to send a strong message to other people that the NFL is NOT about politics. We need to punch them in the pocket book, become a college team fan, games are cheaper. As to the left wing being child molesters, I have thought that for a long time. There are too many cases of young kids being seriously assaulted with no consequences. North Americans love children and, I thought, protected and respected their innocence. No more, it seems.
commented 2017-08-24 09:50:30 -0400
And as for Kaepernick and his ilk’s antics of failing to stand for the anthem; a way to quickly solve this problem is for everyone boycott their games. Watch how quickly schmucks like Kaepernick stand for the anthem then. ( that is if Kaepernick can even get a job now)
commented 2017-08-24 09:28:51 -0400
Apparently the Left Wing MSM and Left wing Democrats ( the ones that gave birth to the KKK) all go appropriately nuts over Neo Nazis, White Supremacists and “white male privilege” etc but let pedophilia and child molestation effectively skate free. My question is ; are these Leftist elites all child molesters at heart?
commented 2017-08-24 08:35:56 -0400
ESPN just eclipsed CBC as the greatest VSN (Virtue Signalling Network) on the planet.
commented 2017-08-24 06:54:28 -0400
Maybe this will be the death knell for ESPN.
commented 2017-08-23 23:17:19 -0400
I made the comment earlier I was going to start watching sports, but, I guess I won’t now!
When’s the next bus to Mars?
commented 2017-08-23 22:17:59 -0400
Exta sensory perception – not !!
commented 2017-08-23 19:48:42 -0400
I have a t-shirt with the front end of a ’69 Dodge Charger and the words “General Lee” on it. Pretty obvious why I bought the shirt but I could tell a few stories about some amusing encounters I have had with the perpetually aggrieved.
commented 2017-08-23 19:05:47 -0400
ESPN – I hope you crash and burn!
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