Jon Gruden, a hateful little man who this week resigned as Head Coach of the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders after revelations he despatched quite a few racist, homophobic and misogynistic emails, can even have his face scrubbed from EA Sports’ Madden 22.
Gruden, who first hit the highlight final week over allegations he had made racist feedback in regards to the NFL Player’s Union Chief DeMaurice Smith, was then discovered by the New York Times to have despatched different emails to friends and colleagues by which “He denounced the emergence of girls as referees, the drafting of a homosexual participant and the tolerance of gamers protesting through the enjoying of the nationwide anthem.”
He additionally known as NFL commissioner Roger (*22*) a “clueless anti soccer pussy” together with a good worse homophobic slur, and that “(*22*) shouldn’t have pressured Jeff Fisher, then the coach of the Rams, to draft ‘queers,’ a reference to Michael Sam, a homosexual participant chosen by the group in 2014.”
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In quite a few emails throughout a seven-year interval ending in early 2018, Gruden criticized (*22*) and the league for attempting to scale back concussions and stated that Eric Reid, a participant who had demonstrated through the enjoying of the nationwide anthem, needs to be fired. In a number of cases, Gruden used a homophobic slur to confer with (*22*) and offensive language to explain some N.F.L. house owners, coaches and journalists who cowl the league.
Cool man! Anyway, as is commonplace observe as of late for when an athlete or coach seems to have been a bit of shit, EA Sports is transferring swiftly to get him out of Madden 22. If you’ve by no means performed it, Madden 22 doesn’t simply recreate the league’s gamers, it additionally reveals every group’s Head Coach on the sidelines, and cuts to them regularly all through video games (they’re additionally part of your setup in profession modes).
An announcement launched by EA Sports earlier at this time says Gruden will probably be eliminated “within the coming weeks” after an replace, and he’ll get replaced on the Raiders’ sideline by “a generic likeness”.
EA SPORTS IS COMMITTED TO TAKING ACTION IN MAINTAINING A CULTURE OF INCLUSION AND EQUITY. DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF JON GRUDEN’S RESIGNATION, WE ARE TAKING STEPS TO REMOVE HIM FROM MADDEN NFL 22. WE WILL REPLACE HIM WITH A GENERIC LIKENESS VIA A TITLE UPDATE IN THE COMING WEEKS.