ESPN gets blasted for SEC bias once again

Once again, the Worldwide Leader in Sports is getting blasted on social media for their SEC bias. Who’da thunk it, right?

On Saturday, the Alabama Crimson Tide and Charleston Southern Buccaneers faced off at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Sure, Charleston Southern is a respectable FCS school, but no one expected the game with Alabama to be competitive.

In fact, it was viewed by most as a glorified bye week for Nick Saban’s squad.

So, when the graphics from ESPN were put on the screen for the game, those who were watching couldn’t help but laugh. That’s because ESPN subtly put Charleston Southern’s FCS ranking in the scorebox which made the game seem like it was on more of a level playing field.

Charleston Southern is ranked No. 8 in the FCS, so ESPN’s score overlay showed (8) Ga Southern vs. (1) Alabama.

Immediately, people laughed and took to social media to call out the SEC bias.

Check out some of the best comments below.

So I guess if (when) Bama wins, it will count as a Top 25 win. You know, b/c the screen says Charleston Southern is ranked #8 and all.

— Chris Andringa (@cjandringa) November 21, 2015

Anything to make Bama look good MT @JasonKirkSBN SEC Network says Bama's playing ranked team

— Taylor Rooks (@TaylorRooks) November 21, 2015

Way to go, ESPN.

Do you guys think this was an innocent mishap or just another display of the bias in the SEC?

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