Sportswriter Fired Over Racist Tweet About Indy 500 Winner

A sportswriter for The Denver Post lost his job on Monday after starting a wildfire with a truly gross tweet about the Indianapolis 500.

In case you missed it, Takuma Sato won the Indy 500 on Sunday, becoming the first person from an Asian country to do so ever in the race’s 100+ year history.

But that landmark moment got a big skid mark put on it by writer Terry Frei, who commented on

Apparently the Post felt the same way, as they sent out a statement on Monday making it very clear that Frei’s comment was “unacceptable” and that he was now “no longer an employee”:

Now Frei will always have to remember Memorial Day as the time he got fired for saying something incredibly ignorant. We bet that makes him pretty uncomfortable too.

[Image via Gaora/Twitter.]

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