Friday, February 24, 2017

Mark Giangreco

Apparently ABC-7 Chicago has a policy against any of their reporters, including the sports guys, tweeting their political opinions. Mark Giangreco found that out the hard way. A sportswriter in Toronto tweeted an anti-Trump tweet, and Giangreco retweeted it, with an answer tweet that said...

So disturbing America exposed as a country full of simpletons who allowed this cartoon lunatic to be "elected"

According to Robert Feder, management is indicating Mark will be suspended without pay for several weeks.

Seems a little harsh to me.

One of the things I've always loved about Mark is that he is not afraid to speak his mind. You should hear him on the radio with Waddle & Silvy. He's no wallflower. Of course, that has also gotten him into trouble many times during his career.

I interviewed Mark a few years ago for Shore Magazine. You can read it here. (He mentions at least three other occasions that he was suspended)