Okay, sensitivity police, defend ESPN for pulling Asian announcer because his name is Lee

ESPN pulled Robert Lee from announcing a University of Virginia football game because his name might cause him some embarrassment or other problems.  The real problem being that his name, Robert Lee, is too similar to the Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Stop it. Stop it now. (Hat tip to Zay Smith).


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  • I haven't come across one person who didn't think this was ridiculous.

  • In reply to Jimmy Greenfield:

    Nor have I. I guess we hang around reasonable people. But ESPN says it has nothing to do with political correctness. Does anyone believe that?

  • Well rested over the long weekend, Dennis?

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