Sports Writer’s Regrettable Tweet About Japanese Driver Gets Him Fired
Japanese NASCAR driver, Takuma Sato, won the Indy 500 over the weekend. He became the first Japanese driver to do so.
A veteran sports reporter out of Denver, CO tweeted about it and that tweet got him fired. Terri Frei is the reporter's name and he tweeted this:
Uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.
I'm not big on people losing their jobs over one mistake, but here's the deal; you cannot say, "I'm not cool with (Insert race here) doing X,Y or Z," It's frowned upon in society.
His reasoning, according to ABC 13, is that this came at a time when he was honoring his father's service in World War II. Not good enough, man. You have to do better than that when being blatantly racist in public.