This is right up there with the Sean McDonough quote “I noticed your occasional paralysis kicked in at dinner when the check came” right after mentioning injured Bills’ player Kevin Everett. During last night’s MLS opening round playoff game, as the DC United were taking on the Chicago Fire, Eric Wynalda had this to say as ESPN2 went to a shot of the crowd….

As ESPN2 cameras panned to the Chicago Fire supporter’s group Section 8 with about 15 minutes left in the match, fans in the section set off flares that gave off a red, fire-like glare. Wynalda responded to this image by saying, “Looks like California,” a flippant reference to the wildfires currently plaguing California. The haunting silence that followed after the comment leads me to believe Wynalda realized the mistake he just made.

How many times must an Announcer screw up before they are fired. Sean McDonough’s joke was unfortunate and I’m sure he regrets it, but Wynalda has had a history of terrible and reprehensible comments, and this should be the last straw. I never call for anyone’s job, but how much of an idiot do you have to be to make a comment like that?

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