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Video: ESPN Realized Arkansas State's Trick Play Name May Offend Viewers, Gave It A New Title

Interesting change.

In tonight's GoDaddy Bowl between Arkansas State and Ball State, the Red Wolves pulled off a pretty impressive trick play in which wide receiver R.J. Fleming was obscured from the view of the defense, and took a handoff for 27 yards while the Cardinals defense bit on a fake to the running back. According to ESPN play-by-play Carter Blackburn (who likely knew of the play in advance, judging by how quickly he identified it), the play was called "Hide The Midget."

However, ESPN quickly realized that the play call had a politically incorrect name, and after a commercial break, Chris Cotter adjusted it to "Hide The Little Person":

Viewers noticed the change:

It will be interesting to see if ESPN apologizes for the incident.