ESPN Deportes reporter Sergio Dipp made his debut as a sideline reporter for the main network’s Monday Night Football telecast on Monday night. And while he was only asked to provide one report, it was a memorable one.
Wearing a pink-rose lapel pin while discussing the “diversity in the background” of Denver Broncos’ African-American head coach, Vance Joseph, Dipp, who’s Mexican, emphatically stated that Joseph was “having the time of his life!” Dipp’s enthusiastic (if a tad amateurish) report quickly went viral; after the game, he tweeted out an emotional bedside video in which he said, “On the most heartfelt day (9/11) in this great country made up by immigrants…I truly meant no disrespect, because all I wanted to do was show some love to these two historical head coaches…Hopefully, I’ll have another chance.”
ESPN said they would not be firing Dipp after the performance, and now he is a star. Had he nailed the report perfectly, no one would no his name today, so this was the best thing that could have ever happened to a guy who is now a household name!