Stephen A. Smith Issues An Apology To Baseball Player Shohei Ohtani After Making Comments About Him Needing An Interpreter - The Shade Room

Stephen A. Smith Issues An Apology To Baseball Player Shohei Ohtani After Making Comments About Him Needing An Interpreter

Roommates, if you watch ESPN’s show ‘First Take,’ you already know commentator Stephen A. Smith will share his opinion. However, it looks like his opinion earlier today about Japanese Los Angeles Angels baseball player Shohei Ohtani has him in hot water. Stephen is trending on Twitter after making remarks about Shohei needing to use an interpreter because he doesn’t speak English. On the episode, while discussing Shohei, Stephen said, “When you talk about an audience gravitating to the tube or the ballpark to actually watch you, I don’t think it helps that the number one face is a dude that needs an interpreter so you can understand what the hell he’s saying.”

The folks on the innanet immediately started calling out Stephen, which prompted him to clear up what he said. In a video, he explained that he was trying to refer to an article by Sports Illustrated when they alluded to the marketability & promotion of the sport of baseball. He said that 28% of MLB players are foreign and need translators. Still, folks weren’t feeling it, so he issued a written apology.

Stephen shared the lengthy apology on his social media accounts and said he was sincerely sorry and never meant to offend any community, specifically the Asian community. Thoughts Roomies?

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