ESPN reporter Marly Rivera canned after calling rival the C-word
According to reports Wednesday, ESPN fired baseball reporter Marly Rivera after she used a vulgar slur to address a rival journalist fighting for an interview.
Rivera, a bilingual analyst and writer who has appeared on ESPN, ESPN Radio and ESPN Deportes, reserved time for an April 18 interview with New York Yankees hitter Aaron Judge before New York took on the Los Angeles Angels.
But Ivon Gaetea freelance reporter who was also at Yankee Stadium to chat with Judge ignored Rivera’s memories of the appointment New York Post reported.
Rivera was caught on video calling Gaete a “fucking cunt,” which apparently led to her firing.
Rivera ‘doesn’t work here anymore’ ESPN informed USA Today in an opinion.
Rivera reportedly said she apologized, but Gaete would not accept. HuffPost was unable to immediately reach Gaete for comment.
“I take full responsibility for what I said I shouldn’t have,” Rivera said. per deadline.
Rivera claimed there was a context. According to the New York Post, she said she had a falling out with Gaete’s husband, John Blundell, the MLB vice president of communications.
“I’m a pro with an excellent reputation in baseball, and I feel like I’m singled out from a group of people with whom I have a long history of professional disagreements,” Rivera said.
Rivera has worked for ESPN since 2011, Terrible announcement wrote.