Apparently, progressive liberalism is popular even at the sports network ESPN.
Instead of caring about sports, they are furious about legendary NFL Coach Mike Ditka for his harsh words about President Barack Obama and his support of conservative businessman Donald J. Trump.
It was only a week ago that Ditka – who almost once ran against Obama for U.S. Senate – called Obama “the worst president we’ve ever had.” Now, he has lost his job on EPSN’s biggest Sunday football program.
Mike Ditka has been replaced by Matt Hasselbeck in ESPN’s flagship NFL pregame show, but Ditka will remain on the air.
ESPN announced today that Ditka has signed a two-year contract. He’ll have what sounds like a reduced role, befitting a man who at age 76 would like to reduce his travel obligations.
“This new role is really a blessing,” Ditka said in a statement released by ESPN. “It’s something I asked for. After many years of weekend travel, I’m thrilled I’ll get to watch NFL games on Sundays and Monday nights in the comfort of my own home. I enjoy being part of the game and part of ESPN. I really do. So this is a great solution.”
A Hall of Fame tight end and Super Bowl XX-winning head coach, Ditka has been with ESPN since 2004.
Via NBC Sports
While it’s not mentioned in the announcement, it’s obvious that his support of Trump also played a major role in this awful decision.
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