An ESPN radio host came under fire after posting a Twitter poll seemingly mocking NBA star Jonathan Isaac, who suffered a gruesome knee injury after refusing to kneel during the National Anthem.
“Is it funny that the guy who refused to kneel immediately blew out his knee?” sportswriter Dan Le Batard asked his followers in a since-deleted post from his radio show’s official Twitter account.
We apologize for this poll question. I said on the front and back end of the on-air conversation that I didn’t think it was funny. Regardless of the context, we missed the mark. We took the tweet down when we realized our mistake in how we posed the question to the audience. -Dan pic.twitter.com/iL5HtFm6gs
— Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz (@LeBatardShow) August 3, 2020
Isaac’s season is likely over after tearing his ACL during a contest on Sunday night, his second serious knee injury of the interrupted 2020 NBA season.
The wheelchair has been sent out for Jonathan Isaac. Prayers up pic.twitter.com/G1m98kfZ5Q
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) August 3, 2020
Isaac recently became the first NBA player not to protest the National Anthem, also rejecting the league’s pre-approved jersey slogans promoting Black Lives Matter and other Marxist talking points.
Jonathan Isaac chose to stand for the National Anthem without a BLM shirt
— NBA Central (@TheNBACentral) July 31, 2020
Isaac reaffirmed his position on Monday, tweeting, “IT IS WELL!!! 2 Kings 4! Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns I’m encouraged. Remember our God is not just a God of the hills but a God of the valleys! (2 Corinthians ch 4 vs 9!) MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!!”
IT IS WELL!!! 2 Kings 4! Thank you for all of your prayers and concerns I’m encouraged. Remember our God is not just a God of the hills but a God of the valleys! (2 Corinthians ch 4 vs 9!) MY COMEBACK WILL BE GREATER THAN MY SETBACK!!!! I STILL STAND IN JESUS NAME!!!! pic.twitter.com/9Icv0WULQ6
— Jonathan Isaac (@JJudahIsaac) August 3, 2020
Le Batard has since apologized for the tweet, claiming he did not find Isaac’s injury to be funny, despite reportedly discussing the topic multiple times during his show.
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