Just like the world of U.S. politics, the American sports community is dealing with the national virus that is racism. ESPN radio host Dan Le Batard experienced it first hand on Wednesday after he broke the news of Michael Bennett’s arrest on his radio program.
Le Batard read Bennett’s statement on the incident, one in which he describes being racially profiled and treated with excessive force by Las Vegas police following the Mayweather-McGregor fight last month.
Instead of hearing compassion or empathy from his listeners, Le Batard’s ESPN studio was flooded with hate mail and angry texts. Le Batard read a brief sample of the outrage.