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It may be of interest to sports fans that when something happens to a sportscaster or sports talk show personality short of death, very little attention is paid to it during sports talk programs the way attention is given to an athlete that makes the news.

For example, SNY TV analyst Nelson Figueroa was fired from covering the New York Mets in late May for coming to work in a state not fit to perform his on-air duties.

This week, Odell Beckham’s recent GQ article has become a segment in sports talk programming. Last week it was U.S. Women’s Soccer team captain Megan Rapinoe’s demand for pay parity. But when it comes to ESPN sports talk personality Dan Le Batard, who removed himself from the air on Monday for what he considered a violation of ESPN’s policy of not talking about politics, for criticizing the current president, there has been little mention of it by any of Le Batard’s broadcasting peers.

On Thursday, Le Batard found it necessary to discuss and denounce the back and forth, “Send her back” repartee between the president and those attending his rally last week in North Carolina that had been directed at Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the U.S. representative for Minnesota, a Somali-born naturalized citizen.

Le Batard, who took off from his broadcasting duties on Monday, called the audience’s chants “un-American” and described the way the president antagonized the crowd, his conduct and actions as instigating racial division.

“I was not happy with it. I disagree with it,” the president was quoted as saying to reporters at the White House about his chanting audience, attempting to distance himself from the rallyers.

“I didn’t say that, they did,” noted the president, throwing the raucous crowd under the bus while reminding us of how they all “love our country,” commending them the way he commended the white supremacists of Charlottesville, Va., in 2017.

Le Batard’s decision to address the event in North Carolina is in complete defiance of ESPN’s no-politics policy instituted by their new president Jimmy Pitaro in March 2018, shortly after he began in his new position, and it’s not expected to change.

Le Batard describes the policy as “cowardly.”

Giving an example, Le Batard, who believes that this is about race, not politics, further states, “We only talk about it around here when Steve Kerr or [Gregg] Popovich says something. We don’t talk about what is happening unless there’s some sort of weak, cowardly sports angle that we can run it through, when sports has always been a place where this stuff changes.”