A veteran announcer's insensitive remark during a college basketball game sparked outrage online and across social networks.
Mitch Holthus, known as "The Voice of the Kansas City Chiefs," was calling Saturday's game between Kansas State and Florida along with Fran Fraschilla. Midway through the second half, Kansas State guard Angel Rodriguez picked up his third foul. Fraschilla and Holthus discuss the questionable nature of the foul, and Holthus ends the conversation with the following lines:
"Sometimes that Puerto Rican temper gets in there. They need him on the floor instead of picking up a third foul."
Holthus apologized on Twitter the day after the game.
I am very very sorry in using a poor choice of words in making a point in last nights K-State/Florida telecast. I have apologized to Angel.
— Mitch Holthus (@mitchholthus) December 23, 2012
This is not the first time this year that Rodriguez and his ethnicity have been at the center of a controversy. In March some students in the band at Southern Miss chanted "Where's your green card?" to Rodriguez while he was shooting free throws.
(H/T to Deadspin)