ESPN commentator Sarah Spain has called five Tampa Bay Rays players “fanatics” for not wearing the gay pride logo on their uniforms.
We’ve contacted ESPN to see if the network agrees with Spain’s statement. While ESPN likely won’t respond, there’s reason to believe it doesn’t support his comments.
Spain made the statement on Monday Around the Horn, one of the network’s most promoted shows. And three days later, ESPN still hasn’t posted that specific segment on its website or social media accounts. In fact, the only segment video still available is the one we posted on OutKick:
Yesterday @espn‘s Sarah Spain said on air that Tampa Bay Rays players who don’t wear a pride flag are bigoted and use the BS religion. Imagine turning on the sport and getting this crazy left wing madness on your TV. Annoying. pic.twitter.com/Z0B9KzSS1k
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) June 8, 2022
Burying clips is a rare practice at ESPN. ESPN often promotes inflammatory segments that violate its own policy ban, an indication of the depth of the woke takeover on the network.
When JA Adande compared red state voting laws to genocide in China, ESPN immediately posted the clip to Twitter. Adande’s comparison is still on the official ESPN page as of this writing.
The network also posted several videos of Elle Duncan weighing in on political topics and denouncing America as a racist country.
Far from burying those cringe-worthy videos, ESPN amplified the videos as network colleagues tell their own Twitter followers how brave Adande and Duncan are for their social commentary.
However, no one is doing this for Spain’s explosion. His remarks have been a stay away for everyone on ESPN so far.
So it would seem that Spain have taken the awakening too far, even for ESPN.
Perhaps calling players “bigots” for not participating in a fake social justice campaign is where ESPN draws the line. Or maybe the retort was that Spain belittled religious people by calling their beliefs “BS”.
Either way, ESPN has no one to blame but itself for Spain’s failed attempt to signal virtue. The network has allowed its liberal pundits to speak openly about various social and political topics for years, and someone would inevitably go overboard.
There is no leadership at ESPN, and the network admits it by allowing leftist eccentrics like Adande, Duncan, Mark Jones, Jalen Rose and others to lie on TV. The norm at ESPN is that there is none.
ESPN’s ‘talents’ know their bosses are too scared to be called racist, sexist Where fanatic that they will not punish anyone who uses these terms to describe normal Americans. Spain, Adande, Mark Jones, Bomani Jones, Rose and Duncan took advantage of this cowardice.
There are consequences to running a business with fear, one of which is that hateful morons like Spain then think they can go all out with Rachel Maddow on ESPN.
Sarah Spain is a disgrace. Check out his Twitter page and radio notes for more evidence. And by burying the video of Spain smearing the Tampa Bay Rays, ESPN might finally admit it thinks so, too.