Last week, ESPN announced it would simulcast ESPN Deportes on ESPN2 during Monday Night Football, meaning Spanish-speaking fans would have an easy way to watch Saints-Vikings and Chargers-Broncos on Monday.
Well the day has arrived, and naturally, because a lot of Americans don’t like anything they consider foreign (and because a lot of Americans aren’t bright enough to figure out that the English-language broadcast is only one channel away), there have been many tweets complaining about the games being broadcast in Spanish.
Monday night football on espn 2 in Spanish? What country am I in? Anything for money I guess. ☹️
— Sendal171 (@BDS17168) September 11, 2017
@espn why do you have NFL game in spanish? We speak English here. No wonder the mexicans can't assimilate
— Mitch Rapp (@mitch_rapp) September 11, 2017
Why can't you listen to tonight's game on the espn app? Only in Spanish?? I'm in America @espn ??
— tom (@mikehawk272) September 11, 2017
If assimilation is the objective, why is #ESPN airing #MNF in Spanish on #ESPN2. I don't have a prob w/that, but what then is the objective?
— Will Richardson (@spinning_will) September 11, 2017
Am I watching the game on the wrong channel? ESPN is in Spanish
— Hailey (@thuglyfe_hai) September 11, 2017
WTH @espn why do U hve Spanish announcers calling a Broncos game on SaintsVikingsGAME right now? #ESPN @Saints #Saints #NOLA #espn @NFL
— MaryB (@Nolanelle) September 11, 2017
@espn what is going on with @NFL football today? Games are in Spanish???
— Matthew Maynard (@mmaynard511) September 11, 2017
Why is my Monday night football in Spanish ?!!???!!
— jacob (@jdeshazo32) September 11, 2017
Monday night football in Spanish…. this sucks
— Will Gossett (@GossettD) September 11, 2017
Why is ESPN in Spanish
— Ezekiel (@PrimeZeke) September 11, 2017
@ESPNNFL What?! It's okay to put MNF on ESPN2 IN SPANISH but TNF is only on the NFL channel so I can't watch it? You're assholes!
— Mega Tron (@watchingbirdsgo) September 11, 2017
Hey guys, if you’re so upset about the games being aired in Spanish on ESPN2… just flip to ESPN, watch in English and pay it no further thought. And if you’re just shaking angry because Spanish speakers get to conveniently watch a football game in their native language… maybe find a little empathy.
This simulcast will continue through Week 9, meaning we’ll get eight more weeks of dumb and/or xenophobic people getting upset about this. Can’t wait!