ESPN personality to Bruce Allen on Kaepernick: 'They should cut this f—'

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By , Audacy Sports

Bits and pieces of the 650,000 e-mails collected as part of an investigation into a toxic workplace environment for the Washington Football Team continue to surface, days after Jon Gruden was forced to resign as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders following the emergence of racist, homophobic and misogynistic messages he sent to then-WFT executive Bruce Allen were leaked.

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One of those e-mails -- obtained by Henry Bushnell and Jason Owens of Yahoo! Sports -- gives you an idea of how much disdain some powerful people in and around the sport had for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick as he peacefully protested during the national anthem during the 2016 season to protest racial injustices in the United States.

In an exchange with Allen, and unnamed ESPN personality refers to Kaepernick as “this f**k” and suggests that San Francisco should release him, a message that Allen certainly didn’t push back against:

"They suspend people for taking amino acids they should cut this f**k," the "Redacted - ESPN Personality" wrote.

Allen responded, in part: "I've expressed my OUTRAGE."

The "ESPN Personality" then wrote back: "Good for you."

It should be noted that Gruden worked for ESPN from May of 2009 until returning to the Raiders in January of 2018.

At the time, Allen was president of a team whose nickname was seen by many as a racial slur. We’ve also since learned -- thanks to tremendous reporting from The Washington