On Tuesday, ESPN published a poem in tribute to a woman who was convicted of killing a police officer, reports Bre Payton of The Federalist.
Doubling-down on the type of crap that caused the company to lose popularity in the first place, the company published 5 feminist poems on its women-oriented website ESPNW last week.
One of the poems reads in part,
The last time I saw revolution, she was being dragged on her tip toes and screaming.
Except the verse doesn’t refer to a political revolution or a freedom fighter.
Instead, the work was penned as a tribute to Asatta Shakur, a black-power radical who was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1977. Shakur escaped from Federal prison in 1979 and fled to Cuba in 1984.
After an outcry, ESPN has removed the poem from the ESPNW website.