Ok, we have now jumped the shark while nuking the fridge, and about three other cliches to describe how stupid we’ve gone as a culture. ESPN, the leftist social justice hog pin that dabbles in sports (see ESPN Host Says Standing for Anthem is “Injecting Politics” into Sports and ESPN Runs Feminist Poem Tribute to… A Fugitive Cop Killer?!), removed commentator Robert Lee from a college football game. Why? Because his name sounded too much like Robert E. Lee, the Confederate General. Reminder, we’re living in 2017. How many people have to Bing search “when did the Civil War start?” Uh huh.
Oh, and did we mention that Robert Lee is Asian? Because Robert Lee is Asian.
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.
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.
“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.”
It happens all the time, really. His brother Tommy gets constantly confused for the drummer of Motley Crue.
We’ve reached peak dumbass, yeah? Liberal protesting twits (I wanted to write in a different vowel) are now so stupidly reactive and violent, ESPN overlords pulled an Asian commentator so as not to announce his name. Robert Lee. For fear people would be triggered by a racist Confederate general who died over 140 years ago. Meaning there is no one, NO ONE, alive today who knew Robert E. Lee.
Honest question: could no one at ESPN call Robert Lee… I dunno, BOB? Or Rob? Robbie? Bobby Lee? Lee Bobs Your Uncle’s a Nazi?
If leftist protesting riot squads are too stupid to know the difference between 2017’s Robert Lee, and long dead Robert E. Lee, why did ESPN assume they’re smart enough to know a modicum of history to begin with? And if they do know a modicum of history, wouldn’t these skid marks know Robert E. Lee is DEAD? Or is this a pseudo zombie apocalypse, where dead cis-gendered white generals from wars long past, assume the forms of Asian college football commentators? Somebody call Rick Grimes.
Also, ESPN booted an actual Asian because he shared a name with a dead white guy? Um, I thought liberals were opposed to dead white guy privilege. But I guess it’s okay because ESPN’s Robert Lee is Asian, and booting Asians is all the rage, right? See also Thanks, Affirmative Action: Asian Student with Perfect Grades Rejected from Colleges and this one for the giggles: Liberals at ESPN: Native Americans Too Dumb to Know ‘Redskins’ is Offensive.
And people wonder why ESPN is tanking in the ratings. A real mystery, guys.