Boston radio host suspended after using stereotyped Asian accent

BOSTON (AP) — A Boston sports radio host has been suspended for five days after he impersonated a sports agent on air using a stereotyped Asian accent.

Radio station WEEI has issued a statement saying it doesn't support the comments made by host Christian Fauria on Friday, which the station called "an insensitive and ill-conceived attempt at humor."

Fauria, a former tight end for the New England Patriots, was impersonating athletic agent Don Yee when he used the racially charged accent on his weekday show.

In an apology posted to Twitter on Friday, Fauria says he "made a horrible attempt at humor" and supports the station's decision to discipline him.

Yee is of Chinese descent but was born in Sacramento, Calif. He represents athletes including Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and receiver Julian Edelman.

 

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