ESPN pulls announcer from Virginia broadcast due to name: Robert Lee

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A broadcaster for the first home game in the upcoming University of Virginia football season is switching duties due to his name: Robert Lee. 

ESPN announced on Wednesday that Lee and the company had “collectively made the decision” to switch him on to a different game due to recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, in which protests turned violent and one woman was killed.

The University of Virginia football team plays its home games in Charlottesville. Its opener is scheduled for September 2.

Here’s the statement from ESPN PR: pic.twitter.com/VWuRQLwQvi

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