ESPN Pulls Announcer Robert Lee From VA Game Because of His Name

No, this is not a piece from The Onion, nor is today April 1st. But it is reality, in AmeriKKKa 2017:

ESPN has removed an announcer from its broadcast of the University of Virginia’s first football game next month because he has the same name as a Confederate general memorialized in statues that are being taken down across the country.

The network announced late Tuesday that the announcer, Robert Lee, a part-time employee who calls about a dozen college football and basketball games a year for ESPN, would no longer participate in the broadcast of the Sept. 2 game in Charlottesville, Va., which became the center of violent clashes this month during a white supremacist gathering.

A triple level of irony here is that broadcaster Robert Lee is Aasian-American.

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