Viral ESPN Reporter Makes Emotional Video Statement After Tanking on Monday Night Football
And God bless America.🇺🇸✔️ pic.twitter.com/mYXwBNFB6g
— Sergio Dipp (@SergioADippW) September 12, 2017
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.
@espn gotta keep this dude on Monday Night Football for the rest of the year, right? Cool human being.
— Casey Tomten (@CaseyTomten) September 12, 2017
Sergio you did great. Everyone loves you. You know why? Because we could all imagine doing that ourselves! It’s all good brother.
— Jim Keough (@JimKeoughNJ) September 12, 2017
— Adrian Hinojos-Ruiz (@Hinojos_76) September 12, 2017
It happens Sergio. Laugh for now. Learn. And you’ll be better next time around. Good luck.
— Brian Startare (@brianstartare) September 12, 2017
keep your head up and keep doing what you love-practice makes perfect 💪🏽❤️
— People Over Profit (@Jiillyy) September 12, 2017
We’re with Twitter on this one. How could you not root for Sergio to get another shot?
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