Wednesday, August 23, 2017

REPORT: ESPN Removes College Football Announcer From Game Because He's Named 'Robert Lee'

By Daily Wire, Aug. 22, 2017

According to a report from college football blog Outkick the Coverage, ESPN pulled college football announcer Robert Lee from a game between William & Mary and the University of Virginia because they were concerned students and viewers might be offended by his name.

Lee, who is Asian-American, is likely not named after the Confederate general, Robert E. Lee, is one of ESPNU's biggest names, and, for the record, did not fight in the American Civil War, because he wasn't alive in 1861 (though he is nicknamed, "the General").
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