ESPN’s decision to have Danica Patrick host the 2018 ESPY Awards apparently rubbed some people the wrong way.
One racing fan launched arequesting that ESPN have someone other than Patrick host the annual sports award show, which will air July 18.
Here’s the full request:
The ESPY’s are an event designed to honor those who have excelled in
some way in the world of sports.
In considering whether Danica Patrick meets this criterion,
we should not omit these facts:
1. She has never won a professional auto race in the entire Western Hemisphere.
2. She has never won a full-field auto race (because her single, solitary, and only race win came in a very small field of 18 racers).
Danica Patrick has NOT excelled in the world of sports,
and she therefore does not meet the standard for hosting the ESPYs.
We, the undersigned, believe that Danica Patrick is unqualified to
host your upcoming ESPY’s.
We therefore request that your network replace Danica Patrick with someone else.
We thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.
Patrick, who retired from full-time racing following the Indy 500 last month, will be the first woman to host the ESPYs.
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