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Luke Messer Blasts ESPN Host Calling for Change to Notre Dame Mascot

INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018) – Luke Messer today issued a statement after ESPN host Max Kellerman called on Notre Dame to change its “Fighting Irish” mascot because it may be offensive.

Kellerman made the comments during a panel on the Cleveland Indians changing their “Chief Wahoo” logo. After addressing the Cleveland team, Kellerman went on to say “What about the Fighting Irish…Many Irish-Americans are not offended, but many are. And should that also change? The answer is yes, unequivocally yes.”

“This is political correctness gone crazy,” Messer said. “The Fighting Irish mascot represents the fighting spirit of Notre Dame’s sports teams over the last century. Clearly, ESPN has lost its mind. They’ve given up on sports and now only care about being politically correct. They ought to change their name to ESPC.”

Since 2011, ESPN has reportedly lost 13 million television subscribers worth $1 billion in revenue. They’ve had massive layoffs in recent years.

This is not the first time ESPN’s Max Kellerman has preached his left-wing beliefs. He’s also said the NFL is “injecting politics into games with the National Anthem,” and made comment that the Astros and Patriots should not visit the White House after their victories.

Messer recently wrote an Op Ed for the Washington Examiner calling the NFL out for refusing to run the AMVETS Super Bowl ad that encouraged Americans to stand for the National Anthem.

Messer urged the NFL to “stop caving to political pressure from the Left and run the AMVETS ad. Our veterans deserve to have their voices heard too.”