LAT: ESPN’s Sergio Dipp posts a heartfelt video after his awkward debut as a ‘Monday Night Football’ sideline reporter

The announcers for last night’s Chargers-Broncos game were the worst I’ve experienced.

I came home after a hard day. I just wanted to watch some football and relax but these guys were awful. It sounded like ESPN was using a tranny to do the play by play but it turned out to be even worse than I expected — a woman. I don’t want women narrating my football games.

Chuck Schilken from the Los Angeles Times writes:

Sergio Dipp became an instant star Monday night with a memorably awkward sideline report during ESPN’s broadcast of the Chargers’ game against the Denver Broncos.

Early the next morning, however, Dipp showed why he was given the “Monday Night Football” gig in the first place, by giving a heartfelt statement about the experience in a video that he posted on Twitter.

“It’s been a couple of hours now, trying to digest what just happened to a 29-year-old Mexican guy like me,” Dipp said in the video. “It’s 9/11, I’m in Denver, Colo., and this is the NFL, a ‘Monday Night Football’ game between the Broncos and the Chargers, the biggest stage possible. I was starting my elementary school Sept. 11, 2001, in Caliexico, Calif., born in Mexicali, Baha California, but growing up in the American environment as a minority — a minority like head coaches Vance Joseph [of the Broncos] and Anthony Lynn [of the Chargers].

Who is Chuck Schilken? Well, this is the picture he uses for his profile:

That’s one scary dude.

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