Tuesday, January 8, 2019

ESPN apologizes for using ‘Dixie’ with Civil War-themed Andrew Luck graphic

By MSN, Jan. 07, 2019

Andrew Luck's Civil War-themed parody account, @CaptAndrewLuck, is among football's most popular Twitter accounts with nearly 500,000 followers thanks in part due to Luck's stellar return from injury this season.

But an attempt to play off that Twitter page had ESPN issuing an apology on Sunday.

During Saturday's broadcast of Colts-Texans, ESPN presented a graphic that depicted Luck as a Union general with both apparent Confederate and Union soldiers protecting him. The graphic itself was historically flawed, but the music choice ultimately led to an apology.
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