Radio host suspended for using stereotyped Asian accent

BOSTON — A Boston sports radio host who impersonated a sports agent on air using a stereotyped Asian accent has been suspended for five days.

Radio station WEEI says in a statement it doesn't support host Christian Fauria's "insensitive and ill-conceived attempt at humor." The former tight end for the New England Patriots was impersonating athletic agent Don Yee when he used the racially charged accent on his weekday show Friday.

Fauria says he "made a horrible attempt at humor" and supports the station's decision to discipline him.

Yee is of Chinese descent but was born in Sacramento, California. He represents athletes including Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Julian Edelman.

You may also like these

NBA chooses New Orleans for 2017 All-Star Game

Aug 19, 2016

The NBA has decided to hold the 2017 All-Star Game in New Orleans after taking the midseason event...

Taking stock: NBC learning about changed viewer...

Aug 19, 2016

NBC says it hopes to take lessons from how some of its tech-savvy consumers are experiencing the...

Penske drivers Pagenaud and Power feeling no ill...

Aug 20, 2016

Penske drivers Pagenaud and Power feeling no ill will as they chase a championship

US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's...

Aug 24, 2016

The U.S. women's gymnastics team has flipped over Broadway's "Hamilton," in a night that had...

McIlroy glad to be wrong about Olympic success

Aug 24, 2016

This is one time Rory McIlroy says he was happy to be mistaken

About Us

Sportify News offers you high quality sports journalism. Take a deep look in the world of sports as we bring you the latest news on acquisitions, sponsorships, lineups and more!

Contact us: sales[at]sportifynews.com

Subscribe Now!