Feb 27, 2012, 3:46 PM EST
Perhaps noticing the fate of a couple of ex-ESPN employees who were caught saying/writing something politically incorrect, Fox TV-5 San Diego sports anchor Ross Shimabuka is apologizing for an on-air editorial comment in which he appears to have called NASCAR’s Danica Patrick a b***h. True, it’s one of those half-baked, “I didn’t mean to offend anyone” apologies, but it’s an apology nonetheless.
In the video below we see Shimabuka, who commences with the airing of grievances against Patrick ahead of today’s rain delayed Daytona 500. First Shimabuka plays video of Patrick objecting to be called sexy.
“I don’t quite understand why when you’re referring to a girl, a female athlete in particular, that you have to use the word sexy. Is there any other word you can use to describe me?”
Shimabuka’s on-air response:
“Oh, I got a few words, starts with a ‘B,’ and it’s not ‘beautiful.’”
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