Monday Night Football came back to television screens all over the country last night and two African Americans—Vance Joseph for the Denver Broncos and Anthony Lynn for the Los Angeles Chargers—made their NFL debuts as head coaches in the same game. In celebration of their achievement, Mexican sideline reporter Sergio Dipp, who was making his first MNF appearance, awkwardly expressed his admiration for Joseph.
“Folks, it’s a pleasure to be with you guys, here on the field, from up close, just watching Coach Vance Joseph from here, you watch him now on the screen,” Dipp nervously said as the camera panned over to Joseph. “His diversity and his background is helping him a lot tonight,” he said in the clip that went viral. ticking off Joseph’s accomplishments: “Quarterback at Colorado, defensive back in the NFL, and here he is, having the time of his life this night, making his head coaching debut.”
Sergio Dipp for every game pic.twitter.com/ZhRJppvEAU
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A full-on frenzy ensued online with football fans both roasting and sympathizing with the sweetly earnest and overly nervous reporter. Dipp responded to his newfound fame with laughing emojis and memes.
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