10.01.2015

Too Long for a Tweet, Too Short for a Blog Post XXIII

Here's an excerpt from an article I just read, "In Brooklyn, Fox Meets Its Match on the Soccer Pitch":
 
The Fox-sponsored jerseys arrived with no advance notice and no opportunity to decline, and AYSO perhaps underestimated the extent to which many Brooklyn parents require trigger warnings when faced with the potential for contact with Rupert Murdoch. That Fox Sports, which broadcasts soccer, is not the same thing as Fox News has made little difference. Nor has the fact that some of the distressed parents have presumably consumed hours of “Glee,” or “Empire,” for instance, on the Fox network. The notion of corporate sponsorship, even more generally, is unpalatable. As Jeremy Shannon, both an assistant coach and a referee for his children’s teams, put it in a letter of protest to AYSO’s directors that he shared with various parents this month: “A serious discussion needs to be had in the association if our kids are now billboards for sale.”
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