People Dragged This Writer's Racist Tweet About The Japanese Indy 500 Winner

Takuma Sato

People Dragged This Writer's Racist Tweet About The Japanese Indy 500 Winner

Fans had Takuma Sato's back.

Published May 29, 2017

History made. In crossing the finish line of the Indy 500 on Sunday, Takuma Sato became the first Japanese champion in the race's 101-year history.

Incredible feat, right? Well, not according to one sportswriter. Upon seeing Sato cross the checkered flag into history, The Denver Post's Terry Frei inexplicably tweeted, "Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend."

Wait ... what?

Frei, who is white, immediately got blasted for his racist tweet, before offering an apology — one that The Denver Post didn't buy, as they terminated his employment. Just peep the way Frei got dragged with zero chill.

  1. Here's Frei's tweet, which has since been deleted

    Don't you hate when you get screen shot?

  2. "Nothing specifically personal," Terri, but ...

    Say that again.

  3. And there was more where that came from

    Seriously! His racism reared its ugly head during what was a great moment in racing history.

  4. People Had Zero Chill Over His Tweet

    DAMN!

  5. Frei did offer an apology ...

    We're not buying this at all ...

  6. But People weren't having it

    The dude did it to himself. Now hold all this slander.

  7. When you Know ...

    Yes, you did, Terry.

  8. His Racist Tweet Had People Wondering Why He was still employed by 'The Denver Post'

    Come on, now.

  9. but the newspaper immediately distanced itself from the writer by firing him

    Pink slip.

  10. Still, people decoded Frei's apology as ...

    Brutal read of him saying sorry.

  11. This is the truth

    When racist Twitter fingers leave you unemployed for Memorial Day weekend.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

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