ESPN Anchor Lashes Out At Sportscaster Keith Olbermann Calling For Masters Boycott (TWEET)
In the wake of the decision by Major League Baseball to move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Georgia, Keith Olbermann decided to take it a step further with another sport.
Olbermann called for a boycott of The Masters, which begins on Thursday at Augusta National.
“GREAT. NOW BOYCOTT THE MASTERS,” Olbermann said on Twitter. “Yesterday, MLB pulled the All-Star Game out of Atlanta to protest Georgia’s new racist voting laws. An outstanding first reply to the war the racists declared on America. Next? A golf tournament starts in Georgia Thursday.”
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Matt Barrie has since responded to the video by telling the 62-year-old commentator to “shut up.”
The National Black Justice Coalition has previously urged the PGA Tour and Augusta National to “pull [the] upcoming event from Augusta National Golf Course.”