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From Outkick the Coverage:
Posted on August 22, 2017 by Clay Travis – OKTC
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.
Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?
Is this even real life anymore? This might even be worse than MSESPN apologizing for the fantasy football slave draft a couple of weeks ago.
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.
Unless someone tries to take down Dave Weekley statues between now and kickoff.
Update: ESPN has confirmed to USA Today that they switched Robert Lee off the Virginia game after Charlottesville.
Also, don’t forget the hub-bub in Los Angeles over USC’s mascot horse “Traveler” having a name that’s spelled almost the same as Robert E. Lee’s horse “Traveller.”
USC should invite Robert Lee to ride Traveler at the UCLA game in November.
Commenter Bubba suggests that for the sake of his career, Robert Lee should change his name to something less controversial, such as Robert Mugabe.