Talk:Michael Smith (sports reporter)

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He is the cousin of Stephen A. Smith, host of Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith on ESPN. No

Thats prolly BS made up by some random idiot who thinks that just cuz they're black, their last name is Smith, and they're on ESPN. Need proof.

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I'm pasting in the following deleted content from the article. It was removed without discussion or explanation. BarkeepChat/$ 18:29, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Controversy[edit]

In July 2011, calls for Smith's suspension were spread following his comments on Twitter regarding the crash and serious injury of two riders on Stage 9 of the 2011 Tour de France:

For real, am I wrong for laughing at that Tour de France crash? Can't get over the driver speeding off as if he didn't know he hit someone!

And later, when the controversy began:

It had far been too long since I'd angered an entire community. Today I've managed offend cyclists everywhere. Guess what? It's still funny.[1]

On July 12 at 8:00 (pacific) Michael Smith posted the following on his Twitter page: "I apologize for my insensitive remarks re: the TdF crash. I recognize my comments were inappropriate given the serious nature of the crash."[2]

  1. ^ Brooks, Matt (12 July 2011). "Tour de France: Car crashing into cyclists draws laughs from ESPN’s Michael Smith". Washington Post. Retrieved 13 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Reid, Carlton (12 July 2011). "Barbed wire car/bike TdF smash is laughing matter, tweets US TV anchor". BikeBiz.com. Retrieved 13 July 2011.