ESPN announced on Thursday that it had pulled Dan Le Batard off his afternoon radio show for funding billboards put up in Akron, Ohio that read “You’re welcome, LeBron” on the behalf of Miami Heat fans.
ESPN’s statement read:
“Dan will be off the air for two days, returning Monday. His recent stunt does not reflect ESPN’s standards and brand. Additionally, we were not made aware of his plans in advance.”
I asked Dan for a comment. He just texted me: “I guess ESPN didn’t find it all quite as funny as I did.”
Le Batard also took to Twitter to seemingly make light of the situation.
Hello? Is this thing on?
— Dan Le Batard Show (@LeBatardShow) August 7, 2014