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Sports writer Terry Frei is lookin for a new job today after tweeting, “I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend,” Frei deleted the tweet after he was getting slammed for putting it out there.
The Denver Post issued this statement, “We apologize for the disrespectful and unacceptable tweet that was sent by one of our reporters. Terry Frei is no longer an employee of The Denver Post. It’s our policy not to comment further on personnel issues. The tweet doesn’t represent what we believe nor what we stand for. We hope you will accept our profound apologies.”
Frei, in a case of too little,too late, posted his apology. “I fouled up,” he wrote. “I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have said what I said when I said it. I should have known better and I regret it. I in no way meant to represent my employer and I apologize to The Denver Post.“
“I made a stupid reference, during an emotional weekend, to one of the nations that we fought in World War II,” he added.
It’s a shame that a Japanese driver who’s been on the circuit for 7 years wins his first 500 and he’s subject to this. One can only wonder what Terry Frei would’ve said if it an African-American or a woman driver won the 500.
Sometimes it’s best NOT to hit ‘send’…