Marcelo Benedetto announced his departure from ESPN in a surprising way. The sports journalist, with more than 38 years practicing the profession, reported through his social networks that “the stage (on the channel) is over and another begins.”
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The 57-year-old journalist uploaded a heartfelt message on his Twitter account, along with a photo where he can be seen in one of the studios of his now former job.
“It's time, see you soon”
“The time at ESPN is over. Start another one. Knowing that we have enjoyed uninterruptedly for 38 years in the profession we love. To continue being the vehicle. It's time⚽️💪. See you soon📺”, he posted.
Marcelo Benedetto's unexpected announcement on his social networks (Photo: @m_benedetto).
Although in his message he does not give details about where he is going, he makes it clear that he will continue to be involved in the media and that “soon” he will be back in office. He even used an emoji of a television, implying that his next step also has to do with TV.
The day Benedetto quoted a phrase from a Nazi leader and Fantino reproached him on air
At the end of 2020 Benedetto made a mistake that put him at the center of controversy. It all started with one of the many discussions that take place at the table of the sports signal ESPN, when the journalist began to quote phrases from different writers and political leaders. First it was San Martín's turn and then he read another one belonging to Hermann Göring, founder of the Gestapo and close collaborator of Hitler.
“The winners will always be the judges, and the defeated, the accused,” Benedetto read as his companions looked on. There, the sports journalist indicated that the phrase belonged to Göring, “a very well-known writer.”
Fantino, worried, stopped Benedetto and clarified that the quote he had mentioned was not from a German writer but from “a nefarious being, and a leader of Nazism.”
Benedetto later apologized on social media for his “rude and unpleasant mistake” and indicated that “it was without intention to hurt anyone.”