LOOK: Fans react to ESPN issuing an apology for James Carville's GameDay conspiracy theory
Not many people out there are fans of the SEC’s controversial targeting call on LSU LB Devin White, one that will cost him the first half of Saturday night’s Alabama game.
Among those outraged by the call is political pundit and LSU superfan James Carville, who stopped by the College GameDay set on Saturday morning.
As you can see in the video below, Carville laid out a conspiracy theory that the SEC is in the bag for Alabama, pointing out that many of Alabama’s opponents have been missing their best defenders:
ESPN, the owner of the SEC Network and holder of many SEC broadcast rights, apparently thought that went too far, issuing the below apology at halftime of games across the network:
ESPN just apologized on the air for James Carville’s comments about Greg Sankey on Gameday pic.twitter.com/OUoGeS1s3h
— Matt Scalici (@MattScalici) November 3, 2018
Fans then flocked to Twitter to weigh in on the apology, as you can see in the replies below:
I don’t feel like @ESPNCFB should have to apologize for Carville’s comment. All he did was state multiple instances that’s happened, and never called out the SEC commissioner.
— Max (@MichiganMax95) November 3, 2018
— Cheryl Dilworth (@CBDRecruiter) November 3, 2018
It was spineless of ESPN to apologize for this. James Carville was there in his capacity as a big LSU fan, and he did what SEC fans often do: He complained that SEC officiating favors Alabama. It was all in good fun and ESPN shouldn't have backed down. https://t.co/AFr8KhICrH
— Michael David Smith (@MichaelDavSmith) November 3, 2018
James Carville is the people champ
— Austin Archer (@AustinArcher17) November 3, 2018
I saw the James Carville appearance, but why are they apologizing TO Sankey? https://t.co/5u1H40FEoA
— Brian Holland (@BHollandSports) November 3, 2018
ESPN just apologized for James Carville basically saying SEC commissioner Greg Sankey is crooked on College GameDay. Carville has been saying that for 2 weeks. Why’d they think he wouldn’t do it again?
— Creg Stephenson (@CregStephenson) November 3, 2018
Carville did nothing wrong. ESPN proving to be weak 😂😂😂
— Vincent Frank (@VincentFrankNFL) November 3, 2018