Fox Sports reporter fired after making racist comments

Emily Austen, a reporter for Fox Sports, has been fired after making racist remarks during Barstool Sports’ daily Rundown show on Thursday.

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Deadspin reported that Austen, 27, made explicit remarks about Cleveland Cavaliers player Kevin Love and made racist remarks about Chinese, Jewish and Mexican people in the Thursday broadcast.

At the end of the show, host Dan Katz told the Tampa Bay Rays and Orlando Magic reporter, "We might have to hire you because you’re gonna get fired," acccording to Variety.

The live Facebook video was 35 minutes, but according to Deadspin it was deleted soon after the broadcast was over.

Barstool Sports said in a blog post it "somehow deleted the video which was supposed to be edited for the actual show (Thursday)."

But the video was saved by an internet user and uploaded to Vimeo and shared on Reddit, where it gained more attention.

Steve Tello, Fox Sports' senior vice president, issued a statement about Austen:

 

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.

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