NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski has been suspended without pay for his vulgar reply to Senator Josh Hawley over his ‘China’ comments.
Adrian is the most reliable NBA correspondent in the current generation. “Woj” is the biggest news-breakers in the league and has been a reliable source since a long time.
While he apologized for his profane email, ESPN has suspended him without pay for an undisclosed time period. NBA fans on twitter has spoken out against the ban and hashtag “freeWoj” has been used. Several NBA players have also supported this on Twitter.
‘Woj’ will be hoping that the ban doesn’t last long, as the NBA Bubble restart is around the corner.
What’s the story behind the Woj being suspended?
US Senator Josh Hawley wrote an open letter to NBA commissioner Adam Silver criticizing the league’s relationship with China. The senator also called out the league to allow messages in support of police, the military and Hong Kong protesters on player jerseys.
— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) July 12, 2020
In response to the newsletter, Adrian sent a expletives filled mail back to the Senator. Josh Hawley went public with the response and Woj has come under criticism for his immature act.
Adrian tweeted out an apology for his foul-mail and hasn’t tweeted since.
A lot of fans feel that Senator Josh Hawley’s initial letter to Adam Silver was merely a PR stunt, so as to bring himself into the limelight for highlighting ‘China’ related issues.
The letter clearly hasn’t gone down well with fans and with Woj himself too. But the ESPN reporter realised that it wasn’t very wise of him to send an F-bomb to the senator.
Check out his apology below:
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 10, 2020
The NBA’s relation with China has been under immense scrutiny lately and the fight against racism has added to the controversies surrounding the league. NBA stars have been pretty vocal about the social issues in America.
NBA players and fans support Woj
— Enes Kanter (@EnesKanter) July 12, 2020
— VizualKillah (@weszmarsh) July 12, 2020
What’s next for Woj?
NBA fans will miss Woj when the league restarts in Orlando. Although fans expect him to continue with his social media activities, he hasn’t tweeted since issuing an apology for his immature response to the Senator.
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