ESPN is being criticized after showing players and coaches stuffing a Black boy’s hair with cotton balls.
The scene was depicted on national TV as the little league team in Davenport, Iowa, was placing cotton in the black teammate’s hair. Now, many fans have become angry, and the broadcaster for ESPN has been scrutinized.
“… I saw it when the boy to his right started it and got the whole team involved. That is traumatizing, and the young man looks humiliated. The @espn announcer had the audacity to say, ‘boys will be boys,'” tweeted one MLB fan.
Others have called for answers from the Little League and ESPN on why they advertised a black child having cotton placed in his head like a pet by his teammates and coach while covering little league world series.