Fox Sports Ignores Anti-Immigrant Sentiment Of Trump To Promote U.S. V. Mexico Soccer Match

Fox Sports promoted a video in advance of the October 10 U.S.-Mexico men's soccer match that featured clips of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's inaugural campaign speech, during which he used highly offensive language to describe Mexican immigrants. The disparaging comments were edited out of the video.

The promotion was a response to Mexican network TV Azteca's own advertisement for the match, which used Trump's vitriolic anti-immigrant rhetoric to hype the sports rivalry between the two countries. Fox Sports is owned by 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, which has repeatedly defended the candidate's extreme rhetoric characterizing immigrants as criminals and “rapists,” his disparaging language toward children of immigrants, and his problematic immigration policy.

The use of an anti-immigration icon to promote the match also ignores the fact that a significant number of the U.S. national men's soccer team players are the children of immigrants (image via Fusion):