Smith spoke of the Israeli Center: "You're sure it's not Borat's older brother?"

"Fox Sports Prime Ticket suspended announcer Ralph Lawler and analyst Michael Smith earlier in the week for offending some viewers with their comments about Memphis Grizzlies center Hamed Haddadi. Smith spoke of the Iranian center: "You're sure it's not Borat's older brother?... If they ever make a movie about Haddadi, I'm going to get Sacha Baron Cohen to play the part." After Haddadi passed the ball to a teammate for an assist, Lawler said, "I guess those Iranians can pass the ball." Both announcers were suspended one game."

They should have had to take a sensitivity class on not making biggoted and racist comments as well. I wonder if the player was Israeli, would they make the same comments? How much more of a penalty would they recieve? Would it be like Mel Gibson's crucification? Considering that Sacha Baron Cohen is Jewish playing the role of a Kazakhstani and not an Iranian? I wonder how the world would see an Iranian actor impersonating an Israeli the way Borat impersonates Kazakhstanis? Ponder on that...


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