When broadcaster bombs at football game, Twitter blows up

If you feel a little bad for what the online world did to Sergio Dipp last night, there’s hope for you. If you don’t, a heart transplant probably won’t help.

Dipp, a 29-year old broadcaster, worked the sideline during last night’s Vikings – Saints Broncos-Chargers game at Denver and when he did this segment, it was open season on the guy.

He bombed.

Football fans smelled blood in the water and let him have it online.

From his hotel room, Dipp took in all the social media and responded with a heartfelt essay that should make people feel a foot tall.

One broadcasting consultant is having none of it:

Screwing up happens sometimes. It’s part of life. But this immediate call for people to ‘lighten up’ or ‘leave him alone’ when things go poorly is ridiculous. Many jobs get scrutinized on a daily basis because they’re high profile and pressure packed. We verbally destroy athletes for not delivering in the clutch, comedians for telling a bad joke and politicians for butchering a speech and in each situation those people are human beings too. If you can’t handle the heat, don’t step foot in the kitchen.

ESPN pulled him from the broadcast and Dipp says he wants a second chance. Should it happen, it would constitute the greatest comeback in the history of sports.

(h/t: Paul Tosto)