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Fox Sports sideline reporter fired after racist comments

You’re looking at Emily Austen, a sideline reporter for Fox Sports, and she is today’s social media cautionary tale.

Yesterday, Austen went on Barstool Sports’ daily Rundown show on Facebook Live to discuss various topics, and made a series of racist and anti-Semitic comments that got her fired. In addition to referring to Kevin Love as “a little bitch” several times, she said she “didn’t even know Mexicans were that smart,” “the Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class,” and told a story about “the way I used to talk to the Jews” when she worked as a waitress in Boca Raton.

The video was a Facebook Live broadcast that mysteriously disappeared from Barstool’s page, but, of course, someone found a way to upload it to Vimeo, and therefore Reddit. As a result, Fox Sports released a statement distancing themselves from Austen, who was a contract employee who was paid by appearance.

“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.”

Watch the entire video below, but beware, it contains language NSFW or kiddos. Austen’s offensive remarks come around 11:15, 24:45, and 26:10:

[Deadspin]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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21 Comments for Fox Sports sideline reporter fired after racist comments



  1. david8577
    9:42 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

    That is so wrong. It’s the Japanese guy.



    • catdaddyd
      3:53 pm June 11, 2016 Permalink

      If you don’t think the Chinese are smart, try Chinese math, whew.



  2. ChrisHamby
    9:49 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

    it’s Emily Austen per Fox Sports not Austin



  3. CB3UK
    9:51 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

    Just because it’s offensive doesn’t make it any less true. For example, women are terrible drivers.



  4. Ricky Blumpkin
    9:51 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

    I didn’t watch, but I would hope that was a very ill advised attempt at humor. It’s been quite a week for racists, with Ali everywhere.



    • CB3UK
      10:23 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

      This, from the guy who uses the word blumpkin in his moniker.



    • Ricky Blumpkin
      10:35 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

      Nothing racist my my name.



    • Ricky Blumpkin
      12:26 am June 11, 2016 Permalink

      I am, however, a supremely immature loser with no life. Hence, the ‘Blumpkin’.



    • Ricky Blumpkin
      12:40 am June 11, 2016 Permalink

      Aww, someone is using my name. Such flattery. I wonder who that loser may be?



  5. Billy Hill
    10:13 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

    To be fair, I didn’t think Mexicans were that smart, either. I have yet to be proven wrong, though.



  6. snarkster
    10:20 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

    Bet she doen’t talk to Jewish folks the same way, not that she’s back to waitressing.



  7. thelexcat
    10:47 pm June 10, 2016 Permalink

    When you do a broadcast with opinionated profanity, what would you expect?



  8. 25OR624
    8:27 am June 11, 2016 Permalink

    I am willing to bet: She learned all the hate and half wit-racist commentary from her father (or significant other/stand-in) and instruction on ‘how to dye hair’ from her mother.



    • catdaddyd
      3:55 pm June 11, 2016 Permalink

      I didn’t find it racist, if it’s true, so be it.



  9. BLUEVADER
    9:15 am June 11, 2016 Permalink

    If she was a lib she would dtill be working. America has gotten way to sensitive.



  10. Linda Schnitz
    9:22 am June 11, 2016 Permalink

    My cousin is married to a chinaman and he is very good in math



  11. Megan
    1:00 pm June 11, 2016 Permalink

    Did anyone actually play the video to listen to the offensive remarks?

    Why? That’s so morbid. Were the written words not lurid enough? Did you need more of a thrill? Shame on Mrs. T for enabling that kind of behavior.



    • catdaddyd
      3:59 pm June 11, 2016 Permalink

      You come on here acting like judge and jury. If someone doesn’t agree with your opinion, shame.



    • Luether
      5:31 pm June 11, 2016 Permalink

      Get a life…



  12. cutthroattrout
    9:57 pm June 11, 2016 Permalink

    This is bullshit that you have to be logged in to make a comment.



  13. cutthroattrout
    9:58 pm June 11, 2016 Permalink

    She said nothing wrong, I heard nothing racist .