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Name of Pakistani Am exec mocked in baseball broadcast

Just days before the San Francisco Giants are scheduled to play in the National League divisional playoffs, a baseball announcer is accused of mocking the name of the team’s president, Farhan Zahdi.

The Pakistani Americans is one of the few Asian American and Muslim Americans to hold an executive position in major league baseball.

According to SF Gate, it happened when WEEI-FM announcer Will McDonough responded to something said by his broadcast partner, Will Flemming.

“Your brother must be very excited, what a year the San Francisco Giants have had,” McDonough said to fellow WEEI-FM play-by-play man Will Flemming. “For those who are listening to us who don’t know, Will’s brother Dave is a tremendous broadcaster, longtime member of the San Francisco Giants broadcasting team. A lot of people are surprised by the Red Sox’s 92 wins. Tell me, who saw San Francisco’s 107 wins coming?”

“Maybe nobody outside of Farhan Zaidi and [Gabe] Kapler, they’ve just done an unbelievable job and who knows, maybe we can have a World Series reunion,” Flemming responded.

“Their GM’s name is ‘High Anxiety’?” McDonough asked after Flemming said his name accurately and clearly.

You can listen to the exchange yourself.

Many on Twitter immediately reacted.

Others came to McDonough’s defense.

What side of the debate do you agree with? Let us know.

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