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Fox Sideline Reporter Fired After Racist Comments on Video


Fox Sports has cut ties with sideline reporter Emily Austen.

The Rays and Magic reporter did a video with Barstool Sports, a website known for its blunt takes, and made racist comments regarding multiple people. 

At the 24:25 point in the video, the crew talked about a Texas valedictorian who received a lot of backlash for a controversial tweet recently.

"I didn't even know Mexicans were that smart ... That's f—ed up," Austen said. "I didn't mean it like that. You see, you guys know that the Chinese guy is always the smartest guy in math class."

It didn't end there. At the 26:10 mark, she makes a few remarks about her treatment of Jewish people.

"The way I used to talk to the Jews in Boca ... I just didn't care. they would complain and bitch about everything. I gave a guy, delivered his beer, and he was complaining to me that there was too much head. I knew that he was a stingy a—hole and he wasn't going to give me a tip."

Ironically toward the end, one Barstool guy said they would have to hire her because she was going to get fired. 

Fox Sports probably feels the same way because they pulled her from foreseeable content, and issued this 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 broadcasts."

Hopefully that Barstool offer still stands for Austen.