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ESPN criticized for fantasy football auction



ESPN issued an apology on Tuesday for airing a skit in which white fantasy football players participated in an auction to buy a black player.

ESPN2 aired the segment on Monday. The skit depicted an auction draft where a group of white fantasy players raised paddles to purchase football players.

While white players like New England quarterback Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were auctioned off as part of the skit, the footage of an auctioneer selling New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. sparked outrage on social media.

Others didn't think it was a big deal.

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