We should have known the moment that their Asian announcer, Robert Lee (did we mention he's Asian), got pulled from the William and Mary vs. University of Virginia college football game last month for having the same name as a Confederate General that ESPN's transition from sports commentary to 'MSNBC-Lite' was inevitable. Now, just one month after that fateful decision, it appears that ESPN's metamorphosis is complete.
As the Daily Caller noted, the following series of clips from today on ESPN proves that the network has turned into a running political talk show centered around one man: President Trump.
When asked if Sunday’s protests were primarily against Trump rather than against racial injustice, ESPN commentator and former NFL safety Louis Riddick simply responded, “Sure.”
“Sure, because the players felt attacked and disrespected. The players are like, you are going there name calling because we are trying to protest against something we have a right and freedom to protest against peacefully, and you make it personal and use derogatory names and paint us all with a derogatory brush?” Riddick said.
“[Trump] is what they were protesting yesterday in and of itself, and spurred on the spike [in protests]. But I think the players in general, African-Americans in general, minorities in general, still have a bigger picture in mind. There is something bigger they are after. They are after equality and fair treatment but we can’t get there because all we keep talking about is, ‘should you had stand or shouldn’t you stand,'” he complained.
Meanwhile, Max Kellerman questioned whether President Trump would make it to the end of his first term in office just before launching into a tirade over Trump losing the popular vote.
And here is Kellerman explaining why LeBron James has every right to call the President a bum...though we do wonder whether he would have held the same opinion if a player made the same comments about President Obama.
Meanwhile, these guys managed to link the weekend's entire controversy back to immigration reform!?!?
It seems that an incredibly aggressive strain of Trump Derangement Syndrome is now spreading throughout television studios all across the country.