The politically correct world has just stooped to a new low.
Robert Lee was pulled off of his announcing duties for the William & Mary-Virginia game that will take place in Charlottsville, Virginia, on Sept. 2, simply because of the coincidence of his name and the location of the game.
The town of Charlottsville made headlines across the nation when white supremacists marched the streets in protest of news that a Robert E. Lee statue would be removed. Lee was a confederate general during the Civil War from 1862 to 1865.
That’s right, despite striking visual similarities and a difference of over 150 years, this Asian gentleman did not in fact lead the confederate Army into battle as ESPN apparently seems to think their viewers will believe.
An ESPN spokesman issued a statement on the decision, saying the following –
“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.”
Lee was moved by ESPN to the Youngstown State-Pittsburgh game on ACC Network Extra, with Dave Weekley, who was set to call that game, moving in place of Lee.
ESPN really pulled an Asian-American announcer named Robert Lee from calling the UVA game.
No, this is not a joke. pic.twitter.com/mKpmNFYa8P
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