News ESPN pays tribute to Fidel Castro, calls him a "Savior"

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  1. Tim

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    ‘Filthy puff piece on a murderous dictator’: ESPN might want to rethink this…


    ESPN is going all-in broadcasting live from Cuba this week with the network televising the game between the Cuban National Team and Tampa Bay Rays.

    As part of the coverage, ESPN promoted an OTL video from Jeremy Schaap about dictator Fidel Castro and his love of sports, referring to the dictator as a "savior".

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    The piece has been denounced by ESPN fans on Twitter.







    This isn't the first time that ESPN has dabbled in left wing politics.

    Last month, ESPN aired a promo in support of the radical extremist group "Black Lives Matter", including a montage of “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” protests, Tamir Rice protests, and pro athletes wearing “I Can’t Breathe” shirts to games.

    In July, ESPN awarded the Arthur Ashe Courage Award to Caitlyn Jenner for bravery, despite Jenner being responsible for vehicular manslaughter earlier in the year.
     
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    The last thing that ESPN did right was Jim Valvano's speech......and broadcast Alabama beating Clemson
     
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    They've already deleted the tweet. lol
     
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    what a shitty fucking company
     
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    they've been playing up the Cuban deal for awhile
    during last baseball season mostly as far as I know

    dan lebatard has a good show is all I know
     
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    And broadcast the Bucks spanking that tide ass last year...




    Ps congrats on another title
     
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    Oh for fuck's sake, it only said that some people think of him as a savior and others think of him as a scourge, which is true. Reading comprehension is a wonderful thing if you have it....
     
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    This story belongs in ESPN Deportes.

    I don't watch ESPN. Not enough hockey coverage.
     
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    ESPN needs to knock off shit like this, for many reasons. It makes them look like political hacks when they rightfully come down on Curt Schilling for saying dinosaurs and people lived together like The Flintstones.
     
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    ESPN, a network clearly tired of covering just sports. Alas, NBC already exists
     
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    First the Caitlyn courage award and now this. Bastards.
     
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