Tuesday, November 28, 2023

ESPN Host Admits ‘Mistake’ Mocking Injury of NBA Player Who Refused to Kneel

'Is it funny the guy who refused to kneel immediately blew out his knee?'

ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard apologized on Monday for posting a Twitter poll asking followers if they thought it was funny that Orlando Magic forward Jonathan Isaac’s knee injury was funny.

Isaac, who is also an ordained minister, was the first player in the NBA not to kneel for the national anthem last week, citing his religious beliefs as the reason why he cannot support the social justice frenzy that seems to have taken over his sport.

Isaac tore the ACL in his left knee just two days after, to which Le Batard said: “Is it funny the guy who refused to kneel immediately blew out his knee?”

Le Batard has a long-running history of using his show to bash conservatism, President Donald Trump, and anything that doesn’t fit his liberal agenda—even though ESPN has a policy forbidding political commentary unless it has direct relation to sports.

ESPN suspended Le Batard at one point, but caved and allowed him to return to the air shortly thereafter.

Isaac’s injury will more than likely end his season, as many users pointed out.

Le Batard finally apologized for making light of the incident, calling it “a mistake.”

Le Batard did not, however, apologize for singling out Isaac, whose only fault was adhering to his religious beliefs, as several critics noted: 

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