ESPN.com’s Ugly Reader Comments – Presumably, Disney Can’t Afford Moderation

Posted in Football, Racism Corner, Sports Journalism, We Aren't The World at 11:43 am by

The US’ 1-0 defeat of Mexico yesterday marked the former’s first ever victory on the latter’s turf, an occasion you’d figure would generate an emotional response given the rather rivalry between CONCACAF’s perennial powers.

You’d not necessarily expect, however, the Worldwide Leader to provide a unfettered forum for this nation’s knuckledraggers, trolls and aspiring klan kooks to unleash the sort of non-sports commentary shown above. I realize this sort of thing generates traffic, but is anyone at ESPN.com even slightly queasy about profiting from this kind of thing? Or can we look forward to the Poynter Reporter blowing it off?

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