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ESPN Anchor Seems To Drop N-Word Instead Of ‘Dinger’ During Highlight

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While the Colorado Rockies were busy investigating what turned out to be a fan yelling “DINGER” towards the team’s mascot and not a racial slur at a Marlins hitter, an ESPN SportsCenter anchor appeared to drop the n-word during highlights of an Albert Pujols home run before quickly correcting herself.

“His two-run n-word, dinger,” the anchor said.

This time, it’s pretty clear the SportsCenter anchor wasn’t attempting to get the attention of the Rockies mascot.

“If John Anderson made that mistake, a white guy, ESPN would have zero tolerance for the mistake,” OutKick media reporter Bobby Burack said about today’s incident.

A quick check of social media search terms shows that there’s barely been a peep out of the usual suspects over the SportsCenter host dropping the n-word. That’s how you know the ratings sure haven’t rebounded from the 41-year lows ESPN was facing earlier in the summer.

*Disclaimer: We’re not looking for cancellation here. That said, it’s probably time to leave “dinger” out of highlight copy for a few weeks until the hysteria of the last 24-hours settles down. 

Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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