Hysteria: ESPN avoids mass triggering by pulling sports broadcaster Robert Lee

ESPN, otherwise known as the Social Justice Sports Network, is quickly becoming the joke of the sports world. Not only is it losing millions of views every year because of its shift into political discussions, the television network’s leadership is also losing its sanity.

The quasi-sports network is making headlines after it pulled an anchor to avoid a mass triggering event.

ESPN confirmed that it will be pulling Robert Lee, an Asian-American sports broadcaster, from calling the University of Virgina home opener against William and Mary on September 2. The reason? Because he shaes the same name as Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Robert Lee did not serve in the Civil War, he has Asian heritage and he is not a white supremacist.

Yet, ESPN thought it would be wise to yank him from the game to avoid upsetting viewers or attendees. The network issued a statement after the reports went viral:

“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, the reaction among conservatives was mockery and scorn. Here are some of the best Twitter responses:

And this is why ESPN is losing millions of viewers and billions of dollars. The mass hysteria knows no bounds.

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