Stephen A. Smith apologizes to baseball participant Shohei Ohtani after commenting on his want for an interpreter
Roommate, when you watch ESPN’s “First Take” show, you already know commenter Stephen A. Smith will share his thoughts. However, it looks like his opinion today of Los Angeles Angels’ Japanese baseball player Shohei Ohtani has him in hot water. Stephen is trending on Twitter after making remarks about Shohei needing an interpreter because he doesn’t speak English. Subsequently, while speaking of Shohei, Stephen said, “If you are talking about an audience going to the subway or the ballpark to actually watch you, I don’t think it helps that face number one The guy who needs an interpreter, you can understand what the hell he’s saying. “
The people on the Innanet immediately started calling Stephen, which prompted him to clarify what he was saying. In a video, he stated that he was trying to reference an article by Sports Illustrated that alluded to the marketability and promotion of the sport of baseball. He said 28% of MLB players are foreigners and need translators. Still, people didn’t sense it, so he apologized in writing.
Stephen shared the long apology on his social media accounts, saying he was genuinely sorry and had no intention of offending any community, especially the Asian community. Roommate thoughts?
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