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TV Anchor Fired Over Prince-Themed Sports Report

A Nashville sports reporter who delivered a Prince-themed report after the musician’s death has been fired, according to his Facebook page.

Dan Phillips, who worked at Fox station WZTV for more than ten years, says viewers and management found his April 21 sports report “insensitive” and that he was fired on Friday. Awful Announcing notes the station has already removed Phillips from its staff roster and that Phillips’s Twitter account has been deleted.

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WZTV is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group.

[Awful Announcing]

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