ESPN continues to reap what it has sown because of its outspoken politics.
The sports network got a brutal denial to a request to use a photo posted from the Boston Marathon on Monday.
Facebook user Jack Blakely shared the exchange between ESPN and a Twitter user who posted a picture of a sign-holding man encouraging the runners at the annual event.
“This guy is at the #BostonMarathon right now motivating the runners. i love boston,” Abdul, a self-titled “Patriots fan” tweeted from the race on Monday.
— abdul ? (@Advil) April 17, 2017
ESPN thought permission to use the photo would be quickly granted following its “pretty please” request.
@Advil Hello. May ESPN have permission to use this photo on all platforms with a courtesy?
— ESPNAssignmentDesk (@ESPNAssignDesk) April 17, 2017
But Abdul was having none of it and ripped into the network for the “witch hunt” it led against New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
@ESPNAssignDesk after the witch hunt ESPN led against tom brady? absolutely the fuck not. in fact block me right now. go fuck yourselves.
— abdul ? (@Advil) April 17, 2017
ESPN has been losing viewers as it took a deep plunge to the left last year, embracing the anti-National Anthem actions of members of the sports community as well as pushing gun control. The network fired World Series champion pitcher Curt Shilling as its baseball analyst last year over an “offensive” transgender bathroom post
Earlier this month, ESPN re-assigned sports analyst Sage Steele, a vocal critic of liberal causes like Black Lives Matter, after she expressed her conservative views one too many times for the network’s leftists.
Quarterback Tom Brady found himself at the center of a bullying storm as liberals piled on him for being friends with President Donald Trump. Brady and the president have been longtime golf buddies.
The 39-year-old who has won five Super Bowls set off a flurry of speculation Wednesday after announcing that he would not be attending the White House ceremony honoring the Super Bowl champions.
Abdul’s tweet on Monday daring ESPN to block him was apparently granted.
OH MY GOD IT HAPPENED HAHAHA pic.twitter.com/oc1YdFGxIW
— abdul ? (@Advil) April 19, 2017
Social media users found the exchange quite entertaining and shared their reactions on Twitter.
Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE
— ? (@ItsMayhem_) April 17, 2017
— Never Forget (@Atl_Fanatic1898) April 17, 2017
— Steven Durso (@sdurso5) April 17, 2017
— Isaiah Thomas 4 MVP (@vinnymurphy4) April 17, 2017
— SeattlePatsFan (@SeattlePatsFan) April 17, 2017
— Nate Mullen (@RealNateMullen) April 17, 2017
— BlownToBolivian (@BlownToBolivian) April 17, 2017
— Conor (9-5) (@Conor_S_) April 17, 2017
— Dale Stewlow (@dstewlow) April 17, 2017
— Gaber205 (@Gaber205) April 17, 2017
— Adam (@5BeersFromNow) April 17, 2017
— Peebo Bryson (@mrpeebobryson) April 17, 2017
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- ‘Are we next?!’ Kilmeade breaks down shady FBI actions, concludes Trump justified in his outrage - August 30, 2022
- Grandfather throws down with aggressive kangaroo that attacked his dogs, but who really won? - June 4, 2022
- ‘My name is Dr. Robinson’: Proud abortionist snaps at Chip Roy calling her ‘Miss’ during hearing - May 19, 2022
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.