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Posted: 8/22/2017 7:20:25 PM EST
n a story that seems made for The Onion, but is actually true, according to multiple Outkick fans inside ESPN MSESPN decided to pull an Asian college football announcer named Robert Lee off the William and Mary at University of Virginia college football game because they were concerned that having an ASIAN FOOTBALL ANNOUNCER NAMED ROBERT LEE would be offensive to some viewers.

Did I mention that Robert Lee is Asian?

Is this even real life anymore? This might even be worse than MSESPN apologizing for the fantasy football slave draft a couple of weeks ago.

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Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:29:26 PM EST
Your history lesson for theday.

Robert E Lee was married to George Washington's granddaughter. He worked with Grant during the
Mexican-American war and became a decorated war hero defending this country.

Lee believed slavery was a great evil and his wife broke the law by teaching slaves to read and write. After the civil war he worked with Andrew Johnson's program
of reconstruction.

He became very popular with the northern states and the Barracks at West Point were named in his honor in 1962. He was a great man who served this country his entire life in some form or other.

His memorial is now being called a blight. No American military veteran should be treated as such.

People keep yelling, "You can't change history." Sadly you can. This is no better than book burnings. ISIS tried rewriting history by destroying historical artifacts.

Is that really who we want to emulate? As they tear down this"blight" keep these few historical facts in your mind. No military veteran and highly decorated war hero should ever be treated as such. This is not Iraq and that is not a statue of Sadam. 

IN ADDITION: Lee was also very torn about the prospect of the South leaving the Union. His wife’s grandfather George Washington was a huge influence on him. He believed that ultimately, states’ rights trumped the federal government and chose to lead the Southern army.

His estate, Arlington, near Washington DC was his home and whileaway fighting the war, the federal government demanded that Lee himself pay his taxes in person. He sent his wife but the money was not accepted from a woman.

When he could not pay the taxes, the government began burying dead Union soldiers on his land. The government is still burying people there today. It is now called Arlington National Cemetery. 
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:31:50 PM EST
I think this is a hilarious timeline.

The left is just unhinged.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:33:41 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:35:25 PM EST
Ho Lee Fuk.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:39:38 PM EST
Holy shit I'm screwed. I'm named after the president of the confederacy and I'm not even southern!
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:45:11 PM EST
They should go after this thread for being a dupe.

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:51:46 PM EST
Poor Bobby Lee needs to change his last name to Li.  
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:55:36 PM EST
Well, he pronounces Bobby Ree, so I can see how they might have been surprised when they saw it written the first time.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 7:55:38 PM EST
I'd show up at work the next day in a CSA uniform.

Or blackface.
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 8:10:22 PM EST
I brought this up in the the weekend threads "San Francisco Chinatown is in real trouble"

Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:20:29 PM EST
You mean Robert E. Ree?
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:24:11 PM EST
I love listening to Clay Travis.  He is so over the PC bullshit and, even though he leans left (he admits to this, voted for Gary Johnson if I remember correctly), he is not a SJW, not a triggered liberal.  Just a regular guy who is sick and tired of people who get their feelings hurt in a nano second and all the bullshit in the press and social media about stupid shit like this.
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