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 Post subject: ESPN Shuns Robert Lee
PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:32 pm 
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I've been seeing stories about ESPN pulling an announcer off of a broadcast because his name is Robert Lee and I thought it had to be a story from The Onion......

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.....yep. Looks like it's for real.

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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.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:21 am 
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This is about sportscasters Ted.

Have you ever listened to sportscasters?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:48 am 
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ESPN's Robert Lee (like "Bruce Lee") is Asian-American.

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Of course, I guess, if you were listening only to ESPN radio/audio and don't pay much attention, you might not know that.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:04 am 
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ESPN's Robert Lee (like "Bruce Lee") is Asian-American.

Of course, I guess, if you were listening only to ESPN radio/audio and don't pay much attention, you might not know that.


Nope, I didn't know that.


Though, based on the image in your last post, my first guess would be that Robert is of Korean heritage (and perhaps mixed), not straight-up Hong Kong Chinese, like Bruce.


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That's Disney for ya.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:43 pm 
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Oy. So now "crosscheck" has entered the sports world.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:55 pm 
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is Robert E. Lee an adopted adult?

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