ESPN has had a pretty rough day.
On Monday afternoon, ESPN was forced to apologize after getting duped by a fake Adam Schefter account while falsely reporting the firing of Dolphins offensive coordinator Chan Gailey.
ESPN has issued a correction. Not only did they post this on their site, but they also mentioned it on the air during the 1 PM ET edition of SportsCenter.
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— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) January 4, 2021
ESPN later got called out for having a racial bias in their reporting of NFL head coaching firings when they noted that Doug Marrone and Adam Gase had “parted ways” with their teams while black head coach Anthony Lynn was “fired” by the Chargers.
ESPN not slick with they word choice. Every white coach that got fired by his team got the “have parted ways” verbiage instead of fired https://t.co/dxpxDKkFhh
— BroBro (@BROBROknows) January 4, 2021
— Mister 4antastic (@ZeaKMaliK) January 4, 2021
Trying to figure out why the @espn ticker says the Jets & Jaguars parted ways with Adam Gase & Doug Marrone but, the Chargers FIRED Anthony Lynn…
— Lump (@isiahimhisdad) January 4, 2021
— Keener Tippin (@Leoprds_Coach_K) January 4, 2021
ESPN has yet to comment on the accusations of racial bias.