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Kevin Durant Calls Out ‘Bum Ass ESPN’ For Fantasy Football Auction Segment (VIDEO)
It’s a weird and sensitive time in this country. Two years ago, this probably wouldn’t have been a blip on the radar, but tensions are so high right now that almost anything that can me deemed offensive, will be.
A few days ago, ESPN held a Fantasy Football Auction that had a crowd of people bidding on different NFL players. At one point, the auctioneer held up a stick with New York Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr’s face on it.
Soooooo ESPN just did an “auction” sketch pic.twitter.com/zvezCItems
— Jᴀsᴏɴ (@rjasonscales) August 14, 2017
The controversial segment upset a bunch of people, including Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, who took to Twitter and referred to the Worldwide Leader in Sports as ‘Bum Ass ESPN’.
Bum ass espn running out of ideas…. pic.twitter.com/4QVTtncN6R
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) August 16, 2017
ESPN has since issued an apology for the segment:
“Auction drafts are a common part of fantasy football, and ESPN’s segments replicated an auction draft with a diverse slate of top professional football players. Without that context, we understand the optics could be portrayed as offensive, and we apologize,” ESPN said in a statement to USA TODAY Sports.