The Masters is one of the most well-known sporting events broadcasted by CBS, but this year, America’s Most Watched Network took a hit.
NBC broadcaster Bob Costas was a guest on The Dan Patrick Show on Friday, where he ripped CBS for not calling out Augusta National’s history of racism and sexism.
“What no CBS commentator has ever alluded to, even in passing, even during a rain delay, even when there was time to do so, is Augusta’s history of racism and sexism,” Costas said to host Dan Patrick. “Even when people were protesting just outside the grounds — forget about taking a side — never acknowledging it. So not only will I never work the Masters because I’m not at CBS, but I’d have to say something and then I would be ejected.”
Augusta National does have a history of not taking kindly to criticism. Jack Whitaker was banned from the club after calling a collection of members a “mob,” and in 1994, Gary McCord was barred from commentating the event after he referred to the greens as “bikini-waxed.”
Listen to Costas’ latest opinion in the video below.