ESPN has pulled Asian-American commentator Robert Lee from announcing UVA football games because his name might offend some viewers following the events in Charlottesville. This Asian announcer has absolutely nothing to do the with the Confederate General Robert E. Lee. No matter, ESPN is catering to the idiots who might confuse the two men who share the same name. ESPN said:
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. 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.”
You can’t make this stuff up. It’s become an issue because of ESPN’s actions!
But wait, some football fans may still have a chance to be offended on September 2nd when Virginia plays William and Mary who are called ‘The Tribe’. That can’t be good for the special snowflakes who are so easily offended.