TOO LATE: ESPN Finally Figures Out That Sports Fans Don’t Want To Hear About Their Politics

ESPN has seen their once sizable audience shrink over the last few years. Ever since the network made the dumb decision to start injecting left wing politics into their sports coverage, fans have been walking away in droves.

Now the network president Jimmy Pitaro has finally seemed to figure this out, but it might already be too late.

He mentioned this in a piece in the Los Angeles Times:

Pitaro has also satisfied ESPN’s more traditional fans by steering commentators away from political discussions on-air and on social media, which heightened during President Trump’s criticism of NFL player protests against social injustice during the playing of the national anthem.

“Without question our data tells us our fans do not want us to cover politics,” Pitaro said. “My job is to provide clarity. I really believe that some of our talent was confused on what was expected of them. If you fast-forward to today, I don’t believe they are confused.”

Many people on Twitter reacted to this in just the way you would expect. Via Twitchy:

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Seriously, how could they just be figuring this out now?


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