At The Crossing Board Kevin Kinkead wrote about a June ESPN poll he ran across that asked fans for feedback about politics crossing over to sports. Kinkead posted a tweet that included some of the results from the poll including the stat that 74% of fans prefer not to hear about politics on any of its platforms.
And that was bi-partisan. 69% of the Democrats and 84% of the Republicans felt that way. The Kinkead story also includes a comment from an ESPN viewer which said people come to ESPN to get a break from politics. “There are so many places where I get news about politics and I don’t need it on ESPN.” The politics on ESPN issue came up again recently when syndicated radio host Den Le Batard went on a rant against President Trump. He took a little time off and returned without facing any discipline from the network.