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    2017.05.30 - Denver Post sports columnist fired for racist tweet


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    No excuse for such blatant ignorance. I would fire him too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    From your link...

    "Frei said in the apology the source of his anti-Japan angst was rooted in his father having fought in World War II".


    Seems like he admitted he was racist in his apologies? idk

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaneGirl View Post
    From your link...

    "Frei said in the apology the source of his anti-Japan angst was rooted in his father having fought in World War II".


    Seems like he admitted he was racist in his apologies? idk
    And like he was making a play for sympathy.

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    My dad fought in the Pacific during WWII, was shot at on islands and nameless atolls, his ship was torpedoed, and yet he never said a bad word against the Japanese people.

    So about this, for him, it's, I'm sure, a "smh" from beyond the grave.

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    Well, goodbye dude! I would have fired him as well. Don't let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya!

    Definitely admitted to his racism though, which is more respectable than some can say. Very silly reason!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    My dad fought in the Pacific during WWII, was shot at on islands and nameless atolls, his ship was torpedoed, and yet he never said a bad word against the Japanese people.

    So about this, for him, it's, I'm sure, a "smh" from beyond the grave.
    To extrapolate on this just a bit, I also don't think he would have been in favor of firing this guy, though, either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    To extrapolate on this just a bit, I also don't think he would have been in favor of firing this guy, though, either.
    This to me is the conundrum.

    I think people should be able to have their thoughts and speak their opinions (wrong or right).

    Where it gets tricky for me is that it opens up their employers for lawsuit.

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    Foolish.

    Not sure about the firing, maybe a fine, a donation to a japanese cause.

    Happy for Takuma Sato's win. race on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaneGirl View Post
    This to me is the conundrum.

    I think people should be able to have their thoughts and speak their opinions (wrong or right).

    Where it gets tricky for me is that it opens up their employers for lawsuit.
    In some occupations you are always representing your employer, like it or not, and this was sent from his verified twitter account.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    In some occupations you are always representing your employer, like it or not, and this was sent from his verified twitter account.
    EXACTLY what I was going to say! If it was posted from his personal twitter account I don't think it would be wrong to fire him, but certainly questionable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DatelineFan View Post
    EXACTLY what I was going to say! If it was posted from his personal twitter account I don't think it would be wrong to fire him, but certainly questionable.

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    I suspect he signed a contract before he was hired agreeing to not do something like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaneGirl View Post
    This to me is the conundrum.

    I think people should be able to have their thoughts and speak their opinions (wrong or right).

    Where it gets tricky for me is that it opens up their employers for lawsuit.
    Free speech is not a given at one's job site. He had to know this. He knew the rules.

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    I have to say when i first saw his face not knowing who it was i would never have guessed it was Tiger.

    My Dad loved golf & loved waching golf, he & Mom loved Tiger and loved watching him play.
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