ESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee To Avoid A Mass Triggering Event

Tyler Durden's picture

We've been saying this a lot lately, but just when you thought the political climate in this country couldn't get any more wacky ESPN has to go and pull an Asian-American announcer, who just happens to be named Robert Lee, off the William and Mary vs. University of Virginia college football game because of concerns they might create a mass-triggering of America's snowflakes. 

Is this even real life anymore?  So the fragile millennial culture now demands that you should be thrown in jail if you call them by the wrong pronoun but it's totally fine if their insecurities literally derail a person's career because they refuse to be 'assaulted' by the name his parents happened to give him?

Outkick the Coverage broke the story last night with this summary:

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.

Robert Lee


Meanwhile, ESPN issued the following statement:

“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.”

Not surprisingly, ESPN has been mercilessly mocked on social media for their truly moronic decision as #RobertLee quickly shot to the top of Twitter's trending board.


Of course, ESPN may be a little sensitive to race issues after being blasted all last week for hosting a fantasy football auction that many people likened to a slave auction...

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samiam6's picture

triggered! lol

Looney's picture


“Lee” is one of the most common Chinese surnames, just like “Kim” is in Korea or “Ivanov” in Slavic countries.

I’m willing to bet a Krugerrand that there are more Lees in China than there are Smiths in all English-speaking countries combined.

Looney  ;-)

NoDebt's picture

And every fucking one of those Lee's is racist.

We're so lost it's beyond pathetic.  When this country falls, it will be a richly deserved fall.

samiam6's picture

actually, looney, lee is quite korean as well. li is chinese (pronounced the same). ;-)

wildbad's picture

Al Sharpton has more Chins than a chinese phone book

Mtnrunnr's picture

I'd like to point out that millennials aren't the ones making these decisions.

Mango327's picture

Seriously guys, we gotta talk about all this Asian privilege. Time to check that shit.


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847328_3527's picture

I'll wait for Kerpeckian to spit on the American flag to make a statement how much he despises America before I comment.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Years ago, ESPN was wise enough to call him Bob instead of Robert and change the spelling of his last name.

froze25's picture

Yep, even ESPN recognizes that the Radical Left, or just plain old Left since there is no distinction is out of their mind and must figure the Law suit from Robert Lee is easier to deal with then the Radical Left. Do "men" in the Radical Left even watch sports? Do the Feminazis allow it?

mtl4's picture

That's it, no more auctions either because it reminds us all of slave trading.......seriously, WTF!

Ridiculous identity politics = extreme socialism = revolution coming soon

Jim in MN's picture

Shit, I hope nice tits never remind anyone of slavery.

Troll Magnet's picture

I don't believe his name will trigger anything. It's probably his SAT score and high school/college transcripts that will trigger a whole lotta underqualified colored snowflakes, however.

moimeme's picture

Political correctness started when Jews invented antisemitism so no one could CRITICIZE them, and snowballed from there.

Teja's picture

I love that Robert Lee story! Sorry for him, though, but shows how far the stupidity level of this planet has risen.

Reminds me of a children's book story about a young boy growing up in the South, finding out his Chinese neighbors are called "Lee", and developing the theory there is a grand conspiracy of Chinese descendants of Robert E. Lee to restart the Civil War. It ends with the boy ringing at the neighbor's door, and greeting them with a cry "The South Will Raise Again!".

Thinking again, maybe the Chinese Lee Conspiracy theory is true....  you never know these days...

Bilderberg Member's picture

Keith "JACKSON" should have never been allowed to announce college games!!!!!!

drgizmo's picture

How about Lobert Ree ... sound more better (more pc ) already 

Sam Clemons's picture

No more NFL drafts either.  Which means no more NFL or ESPN.  Okay, I'm fine with that.

vealparm's picture

Yup Sam, I have made a resolution not to watch any ESPN, NFL or NBA on my TV......I AM SO DONE WITH THESE ASS HOLES. I have blocked all the ESPN channels on my remote. The  crazy leftists are out of control.......sports, academia and the media want to bring down the country.

MANvsMACHINE's picture

Got it.



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Friedrich not Salma's picture

I always appreciate someone taking the time to explain the esoteric.

Jim in MN's picture

WNBA and college lacrosse only.  Oh and you have to pretend the Olympics.

Richard Chesler's picture

I demand all people named Tom be removed from the media and professional sports

Uncle Tom anyone?

greenskeeper carl's picture

No, they don't. But that doesn't mean they won't protest and burn shit because of it. I'm a 32 year old white male, and I used to watch sports, all the time, including MSESPN( a more fitting monicker I've not seen in a long time). They are one of the big reasons I cancelled my satellite a couple years ago. We can't even watch simple sports competitions simply for the sake of mindless entertainment without the creeping encroachment of SJW/PC nonsense. ESPN is losing viewers, too. Their prime demographic is straight white men from 25-55 or so, and we are the ones they keep going out of their way to piss off.

IntTheLight's picture

Didn't ESPN recently purge white gentiles of the male variety? This Chinese man is a beneficiary of their racist policies. At least he has a job and is getting paid.

NumberNone's picture

If the left is triggered it should be by the fact that Asians are immigrating in huge numbers and succeeding in huge numbers despite white supremecy.  I'm honestly shocked that the comment has not been made that since Asians have not played college or pro football in any significant numbers this guy is taking a job from a black male with actual football experience.  

froze25's picture

Pretty much all groups except for one (even they do to but you will never hear about it) succeed despite the alleged "white supremacy".

Paul Kersey's picture

If the guy's name was Ted Bundy or O.J. Simpson, they probably wouldn't have pulled him. That's how out of whack this country has become. I smell a big lawsuit settlement coming.

peddling-fiction's picture

"I smell a big lawsuit settlement coming."

Yes, this is how they pay their minions for their services of sedition rendered.

All of this is theater. You know that, right?

Otherwise it would not have made it on the zio news.

peddling-fiction's picture

Time to change lots of highway signs.

turnPIKE has Albert Pike´s lastname on it.

Albert was as mean as it gets, and a Civil War general to boot.

Or maybe we will hear nothing.

And his statue will continue standing in D.C.

wolfnipplechips's picture

This world is absolutely fucking losing its collective mind. Insane!

SoilMyselfRotten's picture
ESPN Pulls Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee To Avoid A Mass Triggering Event...Working Feverishly To Find A Sports Announcer Named U.S. Grant As Replacement
xavi1951's picture

Something about Liberals having a mental disease or being a mental disease.

drendebe10's picture

Progressive liberal democraps are the meanest nastiest hypocrite intolerant divisive turds on the face of the earth Fukemall

The Cooler King's picture

I'm doing fine ~ Really


Seems like the snowflakes are the only ones having it rough.


Must be because of the GLOBAL WARMING.

Eyes Opened's picture

And by "This World" I'm assuming u mean the good old US of A....

Because the majority of Americans (present ZH company excepted) know nothing of the world at large...

Ignorant,stupid,shallow.... and PROUD OF IT...


drendebe10's picture

Fuk political correctness. Fukemall

Jim in MN's picture

Famous general and slaver Robert Wu Tang Lee.....

Tee hee leeeeeeee

Blankenstein's picture

Actually this is a good point.  Who was the first person at ESPN to suggest this and who were the others that agreed?   This should be investigated and the perpetrators ridiculed.


Handful of Dust's picture

ESPN is one of the most racist outfits in America. Can you count how many Asian broadcasters they have?



How many Asian execs they have?



How many female Asins does ESPN emply?

ha ha ha



Asian-Americans should be protesting this ESPN hatefulness. If the gubmint shuts down a baker for refusing gays a cake, ESPN should be shut down for raycism against Asians!

It's only fair.

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silverer's picture

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