Fox Sports apologized after airing an insensitive comment about Mexican NASCAR driver Daniel Suarez.
During a segment on NASCAR RaceHub, comedian Sarah Tiana said Suarez is “least likely to hit the wall … or get close to any wall now that Trump is President.” Then Tiana added, “I’m just happy he’s driving with insurance,” according to Yahoo Sports.
Sports news site Awful Announcing noted that while Tiana may have made the comments, “Someone at Fox had to prepare the graphic bearing the joke about Suarez, others had to approve the image and others had to post it online and brag about how “hilarious” the segment was in a now-deleted headline (that still appears on Google when you search Tiana’s name).”
iMediaEthics wrote to Fox Sports asking how the comments made it to air given that a graphic was made and if Fox had been in contact with Suarez. A spokesperson provided iMediaEthics with its statement from March 16, which reads, “The views expressed on Thursday’s NASCAR Race Hub by comedian/actress Sarah Tiana do not represent the views of FOX Sports. We regret any insensitivity displayed toward drivers, teams and fan bases, and are reviewing the process involved in creating the segment.”
Here's the portion of the segment that includes the Suarez "jokes" pic.twitter.com/J5RaOsFSaB
— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) March 16, 2018