Mississippi Sports Writer Fired for Calling Lafayette the ‘Worst Place in America’

Lafayette, La.



A former Mississippi State beat guy for The (Columbus, Miss.) Commercial Dispatch said some not-so nice stuff on the air about Lafayette, La. who hosted the NCAA baseball regional this weekend.

That guy, Matthew Stevens, is incredibly sorry for his words, especially now that the folks in Cajun country have spoken.

Below is a 6.5 minute clip from the broadcast:

Here’s the talkers:

“That was the worst experience I’ve ever had as a beat writer. I’m not going to go as far as Brian by saying that they’re not people, but I don’t know what they are. Because I can’t understand them when they talk.”

“It’s the worst place in America. It’s the worst place in America…It’s not America.”

“I didn’t have a bad meal all week, but the rest of it was an absolutely horrid experience. Horrid. It was awful. And if Obama wants to cut Louisiana from the Union tomorrow, we are better off as people.”

Steven’s and his editor issued a series of apologies after the program aired. But on Monday, Stevens was let go by the paper.


1 Comment to “Mississippi Sports Writer Fired for Calling Lafayette the ‘Worst Place in America’”

    Daleo said:
    June 10, 2014 at 4:36 PM

    I hope our Governor bans you from our State indefinitely. We don't need uneducated sports writers in our State anyway. I don't think you finished High School and if you did you cheated. And anyway, who says that you speak proper. It seemed like a Jacka?? talking to me and that goes for your friend Brian.

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