What are the odds that ESPN would find themselves at the center of a dinger/N-word controversy hours after the Rockies concluded a fan didn’t use the racial slur but was instead yelling at a mascot?
Early Monday morning ESPN’s Antonietta Collins appeared to accidentally blurt out the N-word while trying to say the word “dinger” during an Albert Pujols highlight package.
We might have to remove dinger from our vocabulary because…twice in one day? pic.twitter.com/kBo9lhPlQ0
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) August 9, 2021
Random person commenting but I’ve been looking for people talking too. pic.twitter.com/01gFUleeJF
— Kevin Wickett (@KevinWickett85) August 9, 2021
Collins’ apparent snafu came after the Rockies determined a fan was yelling out the name of their mascot, Dinger, and not using the racial slur.
Here's the video by the way. I've highlighted both the fan and Dinger in the the first clip, then zoomed in on the fan in the second clip. And Dinger in the third. pic.twitter.com/ul14jQjavx
— Steve Staeger (@SteveStaeger) August 9, 2021
Two dinger incidents in one day is pretty wild.