Firebrand Keith Olbermann has been suspended by ESPN after comments he made on Twitter Monday night.
Olbermann got into a verbal fight with Penn State students and supporters who were raising money to battle pediatric cancer.
It all started with what seemed like an innocent tweet:
@lisaadeleon ...Pitiful— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 23, 2015
From there it devolved into name-calling and cursing after people called him out for appearing to criticize the link that talked about fundraising efforts.
Here's the statement released by ESPN (via Deadspin):
We are aware of the exchange Keith Olbermann had on Twitter last night regarding Penn State. It was completely inappropriate and does not reflect the views of ESPN. We have discussed it with Keith, who recognizes he was wrong. ESPN and Keith have agreed that he will not host his show for the remainder of this week and will return on Monday. The annual tradition of THON and the efforts of the students of Penn State to fight pediatric cancer should be applauded.
Olbermann has since apologized:
I apologize for the PSU tweets. I was stupid and childish and way less mature than the students there who did such a great fundraising job.— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 24, 2015
The one-time MSNBC host isn't a stranger to controversy. But since returning to sports and his first network, ESPN, he has been relatively innocuous.