College GameDay really has become the Saturday morning frat party of ESPN’s broadcasts. It’s loose and edgy–a big part of that is due to the ever-climbing trend of getting a trash-talking sign on national television.
It was only a matter of time before a sign or two rubbed too many people the wrong way, and lead The Worldwide Leader In Sports to issue an apology.
ESPN came under fire following Saturday’s broadcast because of two signs that they let on the air. One was a sexist comment on Ole Miss female students.
— Allison Croghan (@AllisonCroghan) September 21, 2015
The second was a sign that took an underhanded stab at OSU coach Urban Meyer and heart problems he suffered from a couple years back. The sign garnered negative attention, and backlash from Meyer’s wife and daughters.
Shame on the fan for that sign but even more shame on @CollegeGameDay for promoting such trash. Someone's health isn't a joke – classLESS.
— Nicki Meyer Dennis (@Nicki_07) September 21, 2015
College GameDay issued an apology after deleting the Meyer tweet.
You never solve anything in the digital conversation by just hitting delete. We apologize. We’re going to be better. pic.twitter.com/dIvTmXzVW2
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 21, 2015
This isn’t the first time ESPN has raised eyebrows because of some of the signage they have deemed appropriate for the braodcast. While we’re pretty sure the signs aren’t going anywhere–heck, people will do anything to get on TV–hopefully College GameDay starts filtering through what they’re broadcasting with a bit more sensetivity.
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