By: Jarrod Horton
ESPN issued an apology for its airing of a fantasy football auction on their network recently. “Auction drafts are a common part of fantasy football, and ESPN’s segments replicated an auction draft with a diverse slate of top professional football players,” ESPN said in a statement. They continued by saying “Without that context, we understand the optics could be portrayed as offensive, and we apologize.”
Sounds like their apology came from the backlash, not from the comprehension of their error. Besides if they understood the context of auctioning off Black players as it relates to slavery as opposed to how it relates to fantasy football; they would never would have aired it in the first place. To read more about this story click here.