ESPN Pulls Announcer from Game Because His Name is Robert Lee

And that’s racist! (he’s Asian.)

If you thought we had reached peak-ridiculousness in the United States, you were wrong. Free speech is under constant attack by the triggered Left, American history is being erased right before our eyes, suppression of dissenting ideas in college is at an all-time high, and mobs of violent leftists are patrolling the streets to enforce their totalitarian groupthink. How could it possibly get any worse? Keep reading.

On Tuesday, ESPN made an announcement that Asian-American college football announcer Robert Lee was yanked from an upcoming University of Virginia football game because, well, ESPN is run by idiots:

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.

Of course, it only became an issue when ESPN made it an issue, and now the former sports network is taking heat for its political correctness. Hoping to put out the flames, another statement was released to explain the decision was all because they wanted to avoid online memes and jokes. (Have they ever been on the Internet? Memes don’t need a reason to pop up. They just do. But this is a surefire way to get them going.)

Lee hasn’t made a public comment, yet, but another ESPN employee did. His name is Bob Ley, as in, Robert Ley. That’s close enough using ESPN standards, right? He joked on Twitter:

And speaking of those memes...




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