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Anti-Confederate Hysteria: ESPN dumps sportscaster Robert Lee

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Robert Lee (L) and Robert Lee (R).

Lee is one of those very few family names that crosses cultures.

  • Park can either be Korean or English
  • Hara is a common surname among the Irish and Japanese
  • The English family name of Lee is unrelated to the Irish Lee as well as the Korean and Chinese Lee

But don’t tell that to ESPN.

You see, the alleged all-sports network that often times propagates hard-left politics has now jumped into the stupid end of the pool.

As it turns out, the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network has decided to pull sportscaster Robert Lee from calling an upcoming University of Virginia football game for the singular reason of his name.

Obviously abandoning all common sense, ESPN is somehow confusing sportscaster Robert Lee (who happens to be of East Asian lineage) with the more famous Robert E. Lee, former CS Army general, US Army colonel, and the latter-half of Washington and Lee University.

As reported by Fox News;

In the wake of the events in Charlottesville, Va., ESPN decided to pull one of its announcers from calling a University of Virginia football game — because his name is Robert Lee.

Lee, an Asian-American sportscaster who started with the network in 2016, was moved to a different game “simply because of the coincidence of his name,” ESPN said, referencing the Confederate general Robert E. Lee.

The network’s full statement: “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.”

How fortunate for ex-NBC anchor Stone Phillips that he no longer works for the Peacock Network. After all, his full name is Stonewall Jackson Phillips.