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Demand the Resignation or Fire Michael Smith for TdF Comments

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Michael Smith, an analyst on ESPN, has shown unmitigated gall and bad judgement by finding humor and laughter regarding the crash during Stage 9 of the Tour de France, which caused serious injury and threatened the lives of cyclists as well as discounting the real danger of car/bike collisions.

He has continued to defend this position which devalues the life of those injured and as a member of a large media organization, this position is indefensible and he should no longer be allowed to share his opinions throughout broadcast media. It goes to another level when this person goes so far as to flaunt it via social media and post insincere apologies.

Because of his actions, we are asking ESPN immediately terminate or demand the resignation of Michael Smith.



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