Fox Sports activities has issued an apology for utilizing a New York Metropolis landmark because the backdrop for a graphic on Saturday night time’s “Baseball Night time in America” broadcast.
Following criticism on social media for superimposing the New York Yankees and Boston Purple Sox logos onto the memorial swimming pools on the Nationwide September 11 Memorial and Museum on the World Commerce Middle web site main right into a business break, the community on Sunday acknowledged its mistake.
“Throughout final night time’s telecast, we used poor judgment on using a graphic,” a Fox Sports activities spokesman mentioned in an announcement emailed to USA TODAY Sports activities. “We sincerely apologize and remorse the choice.”
The memorial swimming pools “sit within the footprints of the previous North and South Towers” that collapsed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist assaults. The names of those that died on 9/11 and within the 1993 World Commerce Middle bombing encompass the swimming pools.
The Sept. 11 memorial opened precisely 10 years after the 9/11 assaults on Sept. 11, 2011.
The graphic selection largely overshadowed the precise sport, a 14-1 Yankees win. Aaron Choose hit two dwelling runs, tying Roger Maris for many dwelling runs by a Yankees hitter earlier than the All-Star break with 33.
Contributing: Steve Gardner