Happy Friday everyone. I was canceled and called a racist today. Well, I guess that could be up for debate. According to the podcast network I was let go from, BlueWire Podcasts, my contract with them was terminated for, “racist and highly offensive content shared by Mr.Strack through social media channels”.
Wanna see what happens if you don’t walk and talk like a ? in this business? My time with Bleeding Purple was fun while it lasted.@bluewirepods clearly not a fan of free speech like I am. pic.twitter.com/V08BNlxU8b— Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) September 11, 2020
WHAT DID HE SAY???
There you have it. I bet you’re dying to know whether or not I really am a racist. What could he have said? By reading this, it must have been pretty awful.
That’s what I would believe, if I had seen this email without context. But I had the context because I knew what BlueWire and the PC Police were upset about… kind of. I knew what I had tweeted over the last 24 hours, that had likely upset some people. What I didn’t know at the time, was that I had actually been turned in by the PC Police! Screen shots and everything.
These tweets were eventually DM’d to me. Suddenly, everything started to make a little more sense.
I cannot be the only one continually disgusted that @Str8_Cash_Homey of @TheVikingAge and @Mr_KevinJones of @bluewirepods give this guy a platform via their @bleedingpodcast. The hatred and ignorance has to stop. #EnoughIsEnough #BlackLivesMatter #MentalHealthAwareness pic.twitter.com/2L4ayLriMO— Conner Wickland (@ConnerWickland) September 11, 2020
— Conner Wickland (@ConnerWickland) September 11, 2020
Calm Down Connor
So, Woke Connor (PC Police) turned in my tweets (which aren’t racist) and Blue Wire moved quickly to silence any dissent within the sports media world, when it comes to social justice and the message that cops walk the streets trying to kill black people (which isn’t true). You can see the tweets for yourself. You can go back and find more, if you want. I don’t delete anything because I have nothing to hide.
Luckily, I have my own company and I don’t have bosses to silence or fire me. Why would they want to fire or silence me? Because I believe in free speech. I believe that fans should be able to boo protesting players, if they don’t agree with what they’re protesting. This free speech thing is a two-way street. It used to be, anyway. In 2020, it’s clearly not. This is proof.
Don’t feel bad for me. I had a contract with BlueWire for a podcast under their network. It wasn’t our money-maker, trust me. If you want to see how everything unfolded today and my full reaction to it all, I just got off of Twitter Live in the last hour and discussed everything. No cut up videos, no carefully drafted apology statements…. just my honest and unfiltered opinion on how ridiculous and ironic cancel culture really is.
I was canceled today. https://t.co/d0646IQjlK— Minnesota Sports Fan (@realmnsportsfan) September 12, 2020
This Is Who We Are – Like It or Leave It
As I said in the video, if you stuck around for the whole thing. I won’t change. MinnesotaSportsFan.com will never fold to popular opinion just to join the sheep over on the beaten PC path. It’s time to open up the echo chamber so more voices can be heard. That’s what MSF is about.
So as long as I have money to operate this thing, you can find me here, telling you how I feel.
Eric Strack | Minnesota Sports Fan