Viral ESPN Reporter Makes Emotional Video Statement After Tanking on Monday Night Football


Early Tuesday morning, we chronicled the Monday Night Football broadcasting debut of sideline reporter Sergio Dipp — who went viral for completely tanking.

Dipp — who was working in his second language Monday as he primarily appears on ESPN Deportes broadcasting in Spanish —was the subject of Internet mockery after his 30-second clip for the ages. But the public reaction clearly got to the 29-year-old broadcaster — who posted a heartfelt video to his Twitter account.

“All I wanted to do was show some respect, making my debut as a minority on American national TV, the biggest stage out there, on the most heartfelt day in this great country made up by immigrants,” Dipp said. “And on [sic] some people’s perspective, it all went wrong.”

Dipp spoke softly and pointedly and was emotional throughout. He closed by expressing his wish for a second opportunity.

“Hopefully I’ll have another chance,” Dipp said. “And be sure I’ll make the most out of it.”

Public sentiment seemed to be on Dipp’s side — based on the small sampling of Tweets replying to the video.

We’re with Twitter on this one. How could you not root for Sergio to get another shot?

Watch above, via Twitter.

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