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WEEI suspends Christian Fauria for "insensitive" impression of Tom Brady's agent

WEEI suspends Christian Fauria for

"Earlier today during his show, Christian Fauria impersonated athlete agent, Don Yee in an insensitive and ill-conceived attempt at humor", WEEI said in a statement. He got into some hot water Friday for a racist segment he did. The prankster sent the text message chain to WEEI's Kirk and Callahan, who posted it on Twitter; the Herald then pulled the column and Borges' column was suspended.

Fauria apologized on Twitter and claimed he had reached out to Yee privately to do the same. The show also included some bamboo flute music in the background while doing the skit. "A visit to the page says "The requested page "/file/392251" could not be found".

"Earlier today I made a awful attempt at humor", Fauria tweeted Friday.

Fauria then reads the texts with a bad Asian accent, his co-hosts laugh and Asian-sounding music eventually starts playing (Deadspin has the audio if you absolutely have to listen to it).

Fauria is a radio host on WEEI, in Boston. In a segment during the show, I impersonated agent Don Yee in an insensitive and regrettable way, " he said from his account @christianfauria.




Borges was pranked via text by a sports radio listener pretending to be Yee, telling him that Brady would skip the Patriots' offseason organized team activities unless he was paid like Garoppolo, his former backup who signed a five-year, $137.5 million contract with the 49ers Thursday. We've also e-mailed Yee and tweeted Borges for comment.

Managers for the sports radio network WWEE, which broadcasts Fauria's show "Ordway, Merloni & Fauria" daily throughout MA, said they do not "support or condone" Fauria's comments. Fauria was took the role of Yee, who was born and raised in Sacramento, Calif., and chose to use a thick caricature of a Chinese accent. "I have been disciplined by WEEI management and I fully support their decision".

It's been a tough couple of weeks for WEEI.

Fauria spent 13 seasons in the National Football League, including four with the Patriots. Last Monday, fill-in host Alex Reimer was suspended indefinitely after using a disparaging phrase while referring to Brady's 5-year-old daughter.


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