BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN broadcaster Robert Lee will not work Virginia's season opener because of recent violence in Charlottesville sparked by the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
A spokeswoman for ESPN says Lee has been moved to Youngstown State's game at Pittsburgh on the ACC Network on Sept. 2. The network says the decision was made "as the tragic events in Charlottesville were unfolding, simply because of the coincidence of his name."
Reuters, fresh from calling Antifa thugs "peace activists", described Mr. Lee as "a namesake of Robert E. Lee", and his "doppleganger". No, Mr.Lee was not named after the Confederate general and, at least from the statues I've seen of that general, the Asian ESPN reporter looks nothing like him.
Fake news, anyone? Anyone? Bueller?