A Fox Sports reporter named Emily Austen has been fired for making racially insensitive comments while appearing as a guest on Barstool Sports’ daily Rundown show.
On Friday, Fox Sports Florida senior vice-president Steve Tello sent along the following statement:
We were made aware that Emily Austen appeared in a social media video unaffiliated with FOX Sports in which she made insensitive and derogatory comments. She was not speaking on behalf of FOX Sports, nor do we condone any of the statements she made in the video. 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 broadcas
Austen was not a full-time employee. She was paid for her appearances.
Austen made a number of racist and anti-Semitic jokes on the Facebook broadcasted show. Austen also called the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Kevin Love a “little b*tch” several times.
A photo posted by Emily Austen (@emilyausten) on Apr 6, 2016 at 4:10pm PDT
After insulting Love, Austen continued on. She said that she “didn’t even know that Mexicans were that smart,” and talked about how the “Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class.” One of the Barstool hosts added in a stereotype about Jews and money. Austen responded by telling stories about “the way I used to talk to the Jews in Boca” when she worked as a waitress.
A photo posted by Emily Austen (@emilyausten) on Mar 26, 2016 at 8:52pm PDT
Austen worked for Fox Sports Florida’s sideline reporter for Tampa Bay Rays and Orlando Magic.
The video was reportedly never supposed to be posted without being edited. However, it was live streamed. It has since been deleted. Barstool says that they will not repost the video.