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Scott Van Pelt Fired Back At Those Hating On ESPN

scott van pelt on the set of sportscenter.

ESPN.

The ESPN host had a message for those hating on ESPN.

ESPN's been facing a lot of criticism online over the past year or so.

Scott Van Pelt has been hearing it.

The prominent SportsCenter host, who recently signed a multi-year extension with the network, had a message for those people.

Here's what he told Sports Illustrated's Jimmy Traina:

"If you truly wanna boycott the NFL and you wanna boycott ESPN, the notion that some guy sitting out there, or gal, and they decide, ‘you know what, I’m gonna cut my entire cable package because ESPN gave an award on a made-up show in July because there’s no sports, to a woman who used to be a man, so I’m now not gonna have any cable TV at all and I’m gonna sit around at night and read books by candlelight like olden times because of that,’ that’s not happening.”

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“And if you did that, then you’re so dumb that I can’t even pray for you because you’re beyond hope. If that was your reaction to this, was to deny yourself the ability to watch television, I mean that just hasn’t happened and didn’t happen, so I boycott them.”

That was strong.