In the most insane act of political correctness to date, ESPN has dropped a sports announcer from calling a University of Virginia football game because his name is ROBERT LEE!
Did we mention that he is Asian?
Apparently, even being Asian doesn’t mean ESPN won’t take you for being a white nationalist.
According to the popular college-football blog Outkick the Coverage:
In a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.
Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?
Is this even real life anymore? This might even be worse than MSESPN apologizing for the fantasy football slave draft a couple of weeks ago.
To avoid offending left wing idiots Robert Lee, the Asian college football announcer, not the Confederate General who died in 1870 and shares a name with him, was switched to the Youngstown State at Pittsburgh game and Dave Weekley will now call the William and Mary at University of Virginia game.
Unless someone tries to take down Dave Weekley statues between now and kickoff.
In which case ESPN will be royally f**ked.
But, seriously, is there anything more pathetic than ESPN believing people would be offended by an Asian guy named Robert Lee sharing a name with Robert E. Lee and calling a football game? Aside from some hysterical photoshops and Internet memes which would make everyone with a functional brain laugh — Robert E. Lee pulling out all the stops to stay in Charlottesville now! — what was the big fear here? Does ESPN really believe people are this dumb or that having an Asian announcer named Robert Lee is too offensive for the average TV viewer to handle?
Yes, yes they do.
I’m sorry you work for such an idiotic company, Robert Lee.
But just to make it clear for everyone out there, the Asian man on the right is not long deceased Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He’s a different person entirely, one that is still alive and did not fight in the Civil War.
This country has become unhinged.
First it was the Redskin, then it was Robert E. Lee, and now liberals want to destroy ALL Confederate monuments including the carvings at Stone Mountain in Georgia!
Now, we are eliminating people because of their name?
All of this insanity is for one reason, to cause discord among Americans. The left should be ashamed of themselves for participating in such nonsense.
But ESPN might have just jumped the shark!
The Washington Times states:
Citing “multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN,” Mr. Travis said Mr. Lee was pulled from the Cavaliers Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville against William and Mary “because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.”
Think about that folks. Think about the ramifications. We are treading on very dangerous ground. This is moving fast in a really weird direction!