ESPN's Chris Berman has been awarded Donkey Of The Day for referencing Abraham Lincoln while congratulating quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts.
Last night was a good night in history in many ways.
One way is the fact it was Super Bowl (LVII) Sunday.
The other was that a historical milestone was reached with two Black quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes (who is actually half-Black) and Jalen Hurts, playing in the Super Bowl.
ESPN sportscaster Chris Berman did a good thing in highlighting this historical moment.
But unfortunately, Berman took it where he should not have taken it.
For some odd reason, Berman felt it was a good idea to go out of his way to say "Also, of course, two African American quarterbacks starting against each other in the Super Bowl for the first time. Fittingly, February 12th is Abe Lincoln's birthday."
"Also, of course, two African American quarterbacks starting against each other in the Super Bowl for the first time. Fittingly, February 12th is Abe Lincoln's birthday."- Chris Berman pic.twitter.com/J1BuWQTepH
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) February 13, 2023
That was one of many responses that came as a result of his uncalled-for backhanded statement.
Charlamagne Tha God made note of Berman's racist statement as well and as a result, awarded him a well-deserved Donkey Of The Day for it.
You can give what Charlamagne had to say on this situation a listen plus drop feedback in the comment box below...
In other news, the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35.