We’ve seen weather people turn their screen purple, reporters work song lyrics into their news cast and plenty of other ways to commemorate Prince shorty after he died, but this Sportcasters boss wasn’t a fan of his tribute.
Dan Philips was let go after the below segment aired. He had a few words for fans.
“First of all, I want to thank everyone for the kind words, comments and positive feedback on this tribute I did to Prince last week. It really means a lot. Unfortunately, there were apparently some viewers, as well as management at the station, who did not feel the same way. They felt I was insensitive. And as a result, I was terminated today. I’m choosing to use this as a catalyst for some exciting things I’ve been working on for some time now. I’ll have many more details on this in coming days. For now, thanks again for all of your support. And if you need an old, washed-up sports guy for anything, please let me know!”