A Fox Sports Florida sideline reporter is not going to appear on broadcasts in the foreseeable future after making offensive remarks about Jews and Mexicans, Fox Sports Florida officials say.
Emily Austen, who is a sideline reporter for Rays and Magic broadcasts, said during a discussion on a Latina valedictorian during a live-streamed Barstool Sports show that she “didn’t even know that Mexicans were that smart,” according to the New York Daily News.
The “Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class,” Austen said to others doing the livestreamed show with her, the News said. Austen added that “Jews in Boca” used to “complain and b---- about everything.”
Fox Sports Florida Senior Vice President Steve Tello said on Friday that Austen’s comments were “insensitive and derogatory.”
"She was not speaking on behalf of Fox Sports, nor do we condone any of the statements she made in the video," Tello said. "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."
Meanwhile, the Rays said they "fully support Fox Sport Sun's decision regarding Emily Austen."
The News said Austen became a contract employee in 2015, and attended Florida Atlantic University.
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