ESPN has a new play-by-play guy for Monday Night Football by the name of Joe Tessitore. While the early reviews on him have been mostly positive, Tessitore made a questionable comment during the Steelers-Bucs game that has people calling him out for it.
When discussing the Le’Veon Bell’s holdout with color analyst Jason Witten, Tessitore brought up the fact that RB playing in place of Bell, James Connor, is a cancer survivor, who makes much less than Bell:
Joe Tessitore shaming Le’Veon Bell on Monday Night Football for his hold out and using “cancer survivor” James Conner as a prop is completely disgusting, glad Booger McFarland checked him on it. pic.twitter.com/lHFiQFctJY
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) September 25, 2018
Booger McFarland, also a part of the Monday Night Football crew as a sidelines analyst, quickly jumped to the aid of Bell, whose holdout now continues into Week 4 of the NFL season.