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ESPN announcer Mitch Holthus made some questionable remarks toward Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez on Saturday. The comments came midway through the second half of Kansas State's 67-61 upset victory over No. 8 Florida.Upon Rodriguez picking up his third foul, Holthus made a comment regarding Rodriguez's "Puerto Rican temper", which has many folks crying foul that it was meant to be an ethnic slur. Fellow broadcaster Fran Franschilla remained quiet in response to Holthus' remark. That was probably a good decision on Franschilla's part.The ethnic reference in question comes near the end of the video clip. See for yourself and determine whether or not you believe Holthus meant any ill will by it.This is isn't the first time that Rodriguez has had to deal with insensitive remarks. He was the subject of "where is your green card" chants from the Southern Miss band last season.Via Deadspin.
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During Saturday's Kansas State-Florida college basketball matchup, Wildcats guard Angel Rodriguez picked up a foul that ESPN analyst Fran Franchilla thought wasn't a great call. After discussion of the play, play by play man Mitch Holthus made a reference to Rodriguez's "Puerto Rican temper" in relation to his play on the court. It just so happens that Rodriguez...
Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez may hail from Puerto Rico, but what does that have to do with his play on the court? To most us of, Rodriguez is a sophomore guard who has played well this season for the Wildcats and is averaging more than 10 points per game. For ESPN announcer Mitch Holthus, it sounds like there is more to it than that.
During the broadcast of Kansas State’s...
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I'm not sure how many inbounds passes have taken place in the history of college basketball, but I'm pretty sure this one is the worst.
For whatever reason, Kansas St guard Angel Rodriguez cannot free himself from some racial discussion. Last season, a Southern Miss band foolishly chanted “where’s your Green Card.” Not only was the that chant insensitive, it is flat-out wrong, since Puerto Ricans have automatic citizenship. Saturday, Rodrgiuez and the Wildcats were taking on Florida, when the [...]
A week ago, the Gators felt like they let a win slip out of their hands on the road at Arizona. This Saturday in Kansas City, that wasn’t the case. No. 8 Florida was dominated from the opening tip against Kansas State and was beaten in almost every statistical category. The Wildcats closed the game with a strong end to the second half to secure a 67-61 win over the Gators.