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Denver Post Writer Under Fire for Tweeting He Was ‘Very Uncomfortable’ With Japanese Driver’s Indy 500 Win

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A Denver Post writer is facing Twitter backlash for a Tweet he sent after Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

Following the victory by Takuma Sato of Japan in the famed IndyCar race,Terry Frei β€” a sports writer for the Post β€” posted a Tweet in which he said he was “very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend.”

Below is a screenshot of the Tweet, via Alan Cavanna of Fox Sports.

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Frei deleted his Tweet, but the screengrabbed version quickly spread through social media. Here’s a small sampling of the reaction on Twitter:

On Sunday evening, Frei apologized for his Tweet.

UPDATE 10:52 P.M. ET — The Denver Post has put out the following statement:

UPDATE 4:40 P.M. ET — The Denver Post has a new statement out, saying Frei has been fired:

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