K.C. Chiefs fan backlash update

Sorry I couldn’t find the original post. :man_shrugging:

Liberal sports blog that smeared 9-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan lays off entire staff after being sold (msn.com)

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The liberal sports blog that smeared a 9-year-old Kansas City Chiefs fan last year has cut its entire staff after being sold by its parent company, Fox News Digital has confirmed.

Deadspin went viral in November for an article accusing a child who wore red and black facepaint with a Native American headdress of wearing “blackface” and finding a way to “hate Black people and the Native Americans at the same time.” The 9-year-old boy is of Native American heritage and his parents have filed a defamation lawsuit against Deadspin.

Now, the entirety of Deadspin’s workforce, including the writer who smeared the young football fan, have been forced out, according to a memo sent by Deadspin’s former parent company G/O Media CEO Jim Spanfeller.

YOUNG CHIEFS FAN AND DAD RESPOND TO ‘BLACKFACE’ ACCUSATIONS: 'NEVER MEANT TO DISRESPECT ANY NATIVE AMERICANS

“I have some news to share regarding one of our sites in the G/O Media portfolio. Recently we were approached by the European firm Lineup Publishing expressing interest in purchasing Deadspin to add to their growing media holdings,” Spanfeller told staff in the memo obtained by Fox News Digital. “After careful consideration, the G/O Media board of directors has decided to accept their offer. I do want to make it clear that we were not actively shopping Deadspin.”

The memo, which was first obtained by The Daily Beast, continued, “Deadspin’s new owners have made the decision to not carry over any of the site’s existing staff and instead build a new team more in line with their editorial vision for the brand. While the new owners plan to be reverential to Deadspin’s unique voice, they plan to take a different content approach regarding the site’s overall sports coverage. This unfortunately means that we will be parting ways with those impacted staff members, who were notified earlier today. I would like to thank them for their hard work and efforts that helped make Deadspin stand out in the crowded sports media space.”

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CANCELLED!!! They hate it when the ball comes around and hits them in the behind…

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Yep! Sometimes Karma takes her good ole sweet time and sometimes she jumps right in and delivers swift justice :smile: Wish she worked this fast all the time.

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Very likely simply a maneuver to avoid the lawsuit against them.

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