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"MNF" Announcer Calls in Strong Offensive Line

9/16/2008 1:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Last night's "Monday Night Football" game was an offensive showcase -- as in one of the announcers offended the Latino community.
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To celebrate Mexican Independence Day, ESPN replayed one of the game's highlights with audio from the Spanish-language broadcast. After the clip, "MNF" announcer Tony Kornheiser commented, "I took high school Spanish and that either means that nobody is going to touch him or 'Could you pick up my dry cleaning in the morning?'"

Two hours later, Kornheiser vehemently apologized for the comment, saying, "It wasn't my first mistake, it undoubtedly won't be my last ... but a 100% apology."


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expygirl    

Ha Ha! That was funny..get over it you over sensitive whimps.

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just a thought    

He was making fun of his ability, or lack there of, for remembering his high school language class. This should not be an offense.

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lilmissmidol    

UNNBELIEVABLE!!!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?! THIS IS THE UNITED STATES< OUR LANGUEAGE IS ENGLISH> WANT TO LIVE HERE< BECOME A LEGAL CITIZEN LEARN ENGLISH>>>IF NOT GET THE HELL OUT !!!

2194 days ago
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Amanda    

We speak English in this county.

2194 days ago
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Judy    

I am blond and have heard blond jokes all my life. Please get over it. Why is no one defending me? Cuz it is stupid. If you make a joke about someone trying to get an english comment wrong - no one would say a thing. Either rules apply to all - no jokes at all or have a thicker skin. If this is the worst thing the hispanic community as heard - good for you. It could be far worse.

2194 days ago
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AL GOREs VAGINA    

This is America---SPEAK ENGLISH !!!!!!!!!!!

2194 days ago
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dont know    

No, he'd be doing your LANDSCAPING!

2194 days ago
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.....    

Uummm....how/why was that offensive?

2194 days ago
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Phillies #1    

He should not have apologized; as a matter of fact he shouldn't have had to speak in that language anyway. This is the USA where we speak English; if you don't understand our language, then you shouldn't be watching the game anyway. We've got to stop bending over backwards for the foreigners who don't understand English. What PC B.S. that is!!!


2194 days ago
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Dion    

It would only be offensive if he was talking to Asians... Stupid people ... get your stereotypes right already!!!! On the real, it was a joke and he didn't say it toward the Hispanics. He mearly was commenting on what he might have said... in a foreign language he studied. I think it would have been more offensive instead of the laundry comment he said.. It could mean blah blah or, which way to the donkey show! that would have been offensive.

2194 days ago
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dumpling    

Seriously? Too many people get way too offended about the dumbest things. Who really listens to these guys talk during the game anyway?

2194 days ago
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greyghost57    

We have become a nation of whiners who are outraged and indignant just for the sake of being outraged and indignant.

Here's a clue: Political Correctness is the single greatest threat to our Freedom of Speech. There is a powerful political movement in this country trying to control what you say and what you think. Rather than being "outraged and indignant," you should be afraid.

2194 days ago
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joanna    

no need for an apology...why were they broadcasting the replays in spanish anyways...cuz it was mexicos independence...like it is MEXICO independence...we live and i am a proud AMERICAN...espn should apologize to americans who feel offended they are forced to have anything to do with another countrys independence other than ours...I AM PROUD TO BE an AMERICAN and in no way was an apology is necessary...

2194 days ago
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hell with them all    

F--k the Spanish and Mexs THIS IS AMERICA SPEAK IT OR GO

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Hater !    

MNF is not the same since ESPN took it over. They only need 2 people in the booth, one play by play and one anyalist. There is no need to have a guy that knows littke about football, to be wisecracking and ruining the whole viewer experience. Tony Korn should be removed from that and all future broadcasts! He is an a..hole and should remove himself from MNF! The only way I can watch MNF is with the audio OFF to keep his incessant blabbing from coming into my living room. If he won't remove himself from future broadcasts, ESPN should remove him!!!

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