Watch The Prince Tribute That Got Newscaster Dan Phillips Fired (VIDEO)
Dearly Beloved… Dan Phillips of WZTV-TV just got fired for airing a Prince tribute last April 21, peppering his sportscast with as much Prince-references as he can.
On Friday, Phillips announced on his Facebook that he was fired after complaints to the station that he was insensitive:
First of all, I want to thank everyone for the kind words, comments and positive feedback on this tribute I did to Prince last week. It really means a lot.
Unfortunately, there were apparently some viewers, as well as management at the station, who did not feel the same way. They felt I was insensitive. And as a result, I was terminated today.
I’m choosing to use this as a catalyst for some exciting things I’ve been working on for some time now. I’ll have many more details on this in coming days.
For now, thanks again for all of your support. And if you need an old, washed-up sports guy for anything, please let me know!
According to RAW STORY, Phillips had been working at the station since 2005.
Press play to watch the video below.