WARNING: Contains harsh language
Emily Austen, the Fox Florida sideline reporter for Tampa Rays and Orlando Magic, was fired today after video surfaced in which she made insensitive and stereotypical comments about several groups.
Austen made an appearance Thursday on Barstool Sports’s daily Rundown show on Thursday. According to Deadspin, the show is normally taped but went up on Facebook live. Someone captured the video and posted it on Vimeo, and you can see the video below. Austen says she didn’t know Mexicans were that smart, says the Chinese guy was always smartest in math class and makes some disparaging remarks about Jewish people. She also called Kevin Love a “little bitch” on a couple of occasions.
Fox Sports was not amused. Steve Tello, the GM/Senior Vice-President of Fox Sports Florida said in a statement:
“We were made aware that Emily Austen appeared in a social media video unaffiliated with Fox Sports in which she made insensitive and derogatory comments. She was not speaking on behalf of Fox Sports, nor do we condone any of the statements she made in the video. Emily has been advised that her comments were unacceptable, and she is not scheduled to appear on any upcoming Fox Sports Florida or Fox Sports Sun broadcasts.”