It was a moment of levity on a day that America was reeling from two hurricanes and the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in the nation’s history.
An ESPN sideline reporter Sergio Dipp bombed fantastically in his “Monday Night Football” debut. It was an authentically awkward moment that brought good natured ribbing from social media, not harsh criticism.
But Dipp killed it on Tuesday when he released a statement when he became what ESPN cherishes the most. A minority victim.
Rather than attributing his performance to first day jitters, Dipp decided to lean on his heritage as a minority.
“It’s 9/11, I’m in Denver, Colo., and this is the NFL, a ‘Monday Night Football’ game between the Broncos and the Chargers, the biggest stage possible,” he said in the video. “I was starting my elementary school Sept. 11, 2001, in Caliexico, Calif., born in Mexicali, Baha California, but growing up in the American environment as a minority — a minority like head coaches Vance Joseph [of the Broncos] and Anthony Lynn [of the Chargers].”
“All I wanted to do was show some respect, making my debut as a minority on American national TV, the biggest stage out there on the most heartfelt day in this great country made up by immigrants,” he said. “And on some people’s perspective, it all went wrong. But I truly meant no disrespect, because all I wanted to do was to show some love to those two historical head coaches.”
Dipp didn’t reach for the world’s smallest violin, but he did say that he wants another shot at “Monday Night Football.”
“Hopefully I’ll have another chance and be sure I’ll make the most out of it,” Dipp said.
Dipp was only the biggest story on Twitter for a short time as he was knocked from the top spot by news that Sen. Ted Cruz liked a pornagraphic video.
Perhaps Cruz can issue his own video about being a minority in America causing him to like porn.
And God bless America.🇺🇸✔️ pic.twitter.com/mYXwBNFB6g
— Sergio Dipp (@SergioADippW) September 12, 2017
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