BREAKING: ESPN Pulls Announcer For Having Same Name As Confederate General, There’s Just One HUGE Problem…


Robert Lee, college football announcer for ESPN has been pulled off the air.  Why might you ask? Because ESPN is desperately afraid Lee’s name might “offend” viewers given he shares his name with the long deceased General Robert E. Lee, a general for both the U.S. Army and the Confederate States of America.

Except there is one very large problem.

This Lee is an Asian man and call me crazy but I think it is a pretty safe bet that if you are of Asian ethnicity you are unlikely to have any relation to General Lee.

Yet this is where we are in the twenty-first century with the media and leftists. It seems even Asian people cannot avoid labels of “white supremacy” and cannot escape the leftists’ blind pursuit of identity politics even when it makes no sense whatsoever.

ESPN issued a statement posted on Fox Sports college-football blog Outkick the Coverage, saying –

“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.”

Blogger Clay Travis had some other words for ESPN though —

“Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian? Is this even real life anymore? 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…..

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?”

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