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Denver Post Columnist Fired For Controversial Tweet

The newspaper announced the decision this afternoon.

The Denver Post has parted ways with the sports columnist who fired off a bad tweet during the Indy 500 on Sunday afternoon.

Terry Frei, a longtime columnist for the paper and a former ESPN writer, tweeted Sunday that he didn't feel great about a Japanese driver winning the Indy 500 on Memorial Day weekend.

"Nothing specifically personal, but I am very uncomfortable with a Japanese driver, Takuma Sato, winning the Indianapolis 500 during Memorial Day weekend," he wrote in the since-deleted tweet.

The Post announced this afternoon that Frei has been fired.

Frei took to Twitter earlier today to apologize for what he said.

Sato is the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500.