Turns out, liberal social justice activists can be found in all aspects of journalism today, to even include sportscasters.
Warner Wolf, a longtime sportscaster who announced baseball, football, and the Olympics for ABC in the 1970s, was hit with felony charges after he removed the word “Plantation” from a sign outside his Naples, Florida, golfing community.
His reasoning? Racism, of course.
According to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office, Wolf, 81, has a history of complaining about the golfing community’s name, Classics Plantation Estates, being racist.
The Associated Press reported that Wolf considered the name racist because of the word “plantation.”
Ironically, Wolf is know for using the phrase “let’s go to the tape,” and his actions where captured on tape, as in surveillance video.
Not that the former sportscaster tried to hide his actions.
The AP said that after removing the offending letters, Wolf turned them over to a security guard, telling him to pass them to the property manager.
The incident reportedly took place on November 30, and sheriff’s record say that on December 13, Wolf drove up to the gated entrance and handed the letters to the guard “with instructions to give the broken letters to the property manager,” Buzzfeed News reported.
Wolf was questioned about it in January and he turned himself in on February 7. Charged with criminal mischief over $1,000, Wolf was released on $5,000 bond.
It’s become impossible to think of sports without racism coming up, given the actions of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick. In a show of disrespect, Kaepernick, a radical left activist, started kneeling during the national anthem to protest alleged police brutality and racial suppression.
The protest was embraced by the media and some players and swept across the league, offending scores of fans who had no patience for millionaire players who live lives of luxury the average person could not fathom –Kaepernick signed a $110 million 5-year contract in 2014, with $54 million guaranteed.
There were widespread boycotts of the NFL as a result and the issue carried over into sports media — it certainly didn’t help matters when President Trump weighed in to criticize the protesters.
Perhaps the worst offender was Jemele Hill, the former ESPN host and radically left anti-Trump zealot who called the president “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself [with] other white supremacists.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 9, 2017
Hill called for a boycott of Dallas Cowboys advertisers over owner Jerry Jones’ insistence that his players show respect for the American flag by standing during the national anthem — ESPN would suspend Hill for this.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 26, 2018
With their ratings taking a beating, ESPN would eventually pay Hill millions to go away.
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