Even the anchors on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” are making fun of ESPN for pulling sportscaster Robert Lee from broadcasting a football game in Charlottesville.
As cohost Willie Geist introduced the story, the guests on the show could be heard chuckling in the background.
Reading from ESPN’s statement about the decision, where ESPN said “we regret that who calls play by play for a football game has become an issue,” Geist laughed, “it wasn’t an issue for anyone until that statement went out.”
“I’m trying to even imagine the scenario where it’s kickoff time in Charlottesville and there’s Robert Lee, looks like about a 30 year old sportscaster…and anybody has any objection to that,” MSNBC’s Steve Kornacki said.
“I guess this is the logical outcome of the culture we’ve created,” Geist said.
“Actually it’s not logical at all,” The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson declared. “This is why Donald Trump has that 33 percent.”