ESPN Takes One Too Many Hits from Crack Pipe: Pulls Asian Robert Lee For Similarity to Name of Confederate General

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Note to ESPN Leadership: Crack Kills.  I don’t know who ESPN hired to make sure they never do anything incredibly stupid, but whoever it is needs to be fired immediately.  As we all know, unbridled ignorance is the hallmark of liberals and ESPN has proven itself to be no exception.  In keeping with their plan on diversity, they hired an Asian to broadcast sporting events, and in keeping with their inner BLM, they won’t let him do it.  Why?  Because of his name.

He is Robert Lee. ESPN apparently felt it would be insensitive to have him broadcast a game because his name is close to that of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  Duh.  Were they afraid he would be mistaken for the other Lee?

Well, first of all, Robert E. Lee wasn’t Asian, and in the second place, Robert E. Lee would be 210 years old today.  Will this be the new standard?

Many leftists equate the Pilgrims with racism.  Will leftist companies now refuse to hire people with the wrong name in the interest of political correctness?

For instance, one famous Pilgrim was John Smith.  Will everybody named John Smith not be allowed to work?  Not at ESPN, they wouldn’t, and they would justify it by saying that it only applies to the John Smiths in this country and after all, how many could there possibly be?  47,063 at last count.  (Who spends their time researching stuff like this?  The ESPN CEO perhaps).

According to the UK Daily Mail:

The reassignment and ESPN’s rationale for it were first reported by Outkick The Coverage.

Robert Lee has been a professional sportscaster since 1999, according to his resume.

He joined ESPN last year as a play-by-play announcer for college football and basketball games.

Lee did not immediately respond to request for comment.

News of the switch, which seemed at first like a satirical riff on current events, came amid massive national controversy over the fate of Confederate monuments, with a special focus on Robert E. Lee.

The University of Texas removed four Confederate monuments, including one of Robert E. Lee, under cover of darkness early Monday.

“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 concluded.

OutkickTheCoverage.com’s Clay Travis asked: “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,” Travis said, “yes they do.”

The idiotic move caused the hashtag #RobertLee to trend on Twitter, with many castigating ESPN:

This is what you get with liberalism…

One person suggested a possible lawsuit:

Good idea.

We do have to ask: Does Lee own a white horse named “Traveller” or “Traveler?”  If so, he’ll probably get fired and blacklisted forever…

Is it any wonder that ESPN is losing money hand over fist and are about to announce their third major layoff plan that will include many of the on air talent…Like Robert Lee and John Smith?

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