ESPN releases statement on moving Robert Lee from UVA game


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After the recent tragic events in the Charlottesville protests, ESPN has decided to move their announcer Robert Lee from working the William and Mary vs. Virginia football game to the Youngstown State at Pittsburgh game.

The issue was that some people might be offended that his name resembled the dead Confederate general, Robert E. Lee.

“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 is an Asian-American announcer with over two decades of experience covering play-by-play for basketball, football, lacrosse, softball, and soccer for ESPNU, ESPN3, Big East Digital Network, and Siena College.




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TigerNet News
this country is screwed
Lostlocal
Re: this country is screwed
Tigerdug23®
Re: this country is screwed
TigerLight
OMG? PC is out of control.***
kbtiger®
Is this a joke?
Reckless96
Re: Is this a joke?
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Re: Is this a joke?
allorangeallthetime52®
Re: Is this a joke?
erm1981
Re: Is this a joke?
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Tiger Old Man®
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edmaddict09
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Morris24
I'm living in the world's largest HOA***
acworthtiger
Re: FB Update: Never heard of him until this article
ginger06
Re: Never heard of him until this article-Nor had I
74TIGER
Wouldn't you want to?***
Tiger5
Re: FB Update: Never heard of him until this article
Exsitu®
NEW YORK Herald, 1870
BengalBilly
Is this a freaking joke?
Tiger4lif3®
FDR, 1936
BengalBilly
The P&R bored is that way ------------------------------>***
ClemsonTiger1988®
Re: The P&R bored is that way ------------------------------>***
shellac23
Teddy Roosevelt, 1905
BengalBilly
Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1960
BengalBilly
Not a fan of confederate statues, but...
CoolBreeze864
Re: Not a fan of confederate statues, but...
allorangeallthetime52®
That slippery slope that people keep saying doesn't exist...
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Not a fan of confederate statues, but...
ColaTownTiger
Let me explain...
CoolBreeze864
Re: Let me explain...
ColaTownTiger
I don't get it. Thought it was a joke at first...***
CoolBreeze864
Re: For Social Justice, I'll Tune to the "Lame" Stream Media
darinfo
Re: For Social Justice, I'll Tune to the "Lame" Stream Media
ddclemson
Re: FB Update: ESPN releases statement on moving Robert Lee from UVA game
BKendall36®
I know someone last name Sherman, should I hate him for
ColaTownTiger
nobody at ESPN was hating Lee
T_I_P
Re: FB Update: ESPN releases statement on moving Robert Lee from UVA game
breeze89
Yes, the resemblance is pretty stunning.***
TigersAndCubs
Wow!!
phillytiger88
I had no idea that the Confederate General Robert E. Lee was
NCLakeTiger
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dhwebster
Its time to round up liberals and deport them to California
PioneerG
Try to move this liberal and 5.56 Nato rounds will fly.***
CoolBreeze864
Re: Try to move this liberal and 5.56 Nato rounds will fly.***
76clemson
Re: Try to move this liberal and 5.56 Nato rounds will fly.***
shellac23
Re: Try to move this liberal and 5.56 Nato rounds will fly.***
CUallintiger1®
Were we to talk politics, I'm sure you'd think me liberal
tiger_thom®
time to deport republicans to Russia***
tigerking79®
Re: time to deport republicans to Russia***
TigerAidan
I'm being punked right?
tiger_thom®
I am heartened by the reactions to this MSESecPN BS.
ATL PAW MAN®
What a comical time we live in.
PGTiger
Re: What a comical time we live in.
dixiedon
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Exbrown
Don't care. Won Natty.***
Tiger Woods
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p6fuller
Mass mental illness.
Completely Solid Orange®
Re: Mass mental illness.
allorangeallthetime52®
hahaha, like anybody is going to confuse an Asian with a dead confederate general..
tigerking79®
Re: hahaha, like anybody is going to confuse an Asian with a dead confederate general..
TigerAidan
there was a whole lot more said by him than that...
tigerking79®
not surprising the mods are now pushing political stories on here...
tigerking79®
Solid American with a solid name, no need to apologize
PsychoTea
Moderator: Please take this story down
SnowTigerrr
Liberal logic at its finest
clempsun
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thelegend
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Tiger1616Dad
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Dugatiger®
If This Weren't So Sad
Dugatiger®
Re: FB Update: ESPN releases statement on moving Robert Lee from UVA game
BartBYOGTiger
This sums this crap up....
LILHOOD
Trying to understand how this is related anyway to Clemson!!***
tatertot3
Wait until the Bone-Headed PC Crowd realizes...
NarfleTheGarthok®
false comparison, those involved in the revolutionary war...
tigerking79®
Re: false comparison, those involved in the revolutionary war...
NarfleTheGarthok®
Re: false comparison, those involved in the revolutionary war...
Exbrown
It was only one reason...
tigerking79®
In South Carolina 50% owned slaves...
tigerking79®
Re: false comparison, those involved in the revolutionary war...
dixiedon
I feel like every single person is missing the point on this
T_I_P
Re: I feel like every single person is missing the point on this
coalman
they had to release a statement because It was leaked
T_I_P
Re: I feel like every single person is missing the point on this
grover173
LOL! Nice try***
Smack Daddy
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jeffreywturner®
they lost subscribers to people who never watched espn that cut cable***
tigerking79®
what makes them think anyone will be watching***
henry®
What is unbelievable to me…
TigerAlum92
Re: What is unbelievable to me…
shellac23
Re: FB Update: ESPN releases statement on moving Robert Lee from UVA game
Joe21
we are done.***
truetiger1998
Re: FB Update: ESPN releases statement on moving Robert Lee from UVA game
OntarioTiger
Unreal...
TigerLight
Re: Unreal...and understated
allorangeallthetime52®
C'mon, people. Read the statement. This is very reasonable.***
BlackFriar
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ctpawpwr
I take it Washington and Lee football will never be aired...
OrangeATL
Funny thing is...
bigslick45
Avoiding the potential idiocy caused it. FAIL.***
ColaTownTiger
Re: After John Kerry
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