Luis Moreno Jr. says he’s now not part of the Carolina Panthers Spanish-language broadcast staff due to his assist of President Donald Trump.
The common radio host, who has been calling video games for the staff along with his uncle and play-by-play commentator Jaime Moreno since 2010, says the Panthers did not approve of his open assist of POTUS, based on The Charlotte Observer.
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Moreno Jr. mentioned he began sharing his assist for Trump on his private Twitter account within the spring.
From the Charlotte Observer:
“Sometime in April, Moreno Jr. says, he retweeted a tweet from his private Twitter account that was supportive of Trump’s 2020 reelection marketing campaign. Shortly thereafter, he says, he was tagged in a tweet together with a number of different Trump supporters.
He says he was then contacted by Eric Fiddleman — the radio and tv affiliate supervisor for the Panthers in addition to the Spanish-language radio normal supervisor for the 2 announcers; Fiddleman, he says, advised him the staff was requesting that he take away any data associated to the Panthers from his bios on his private social-media accounts.”
After being contacted by Fiddleman, Moreno Jr. says he continued to create and share posts that have been supportive of the president and his 2020 re-election marketing campaign.
He additionally shared posts advancing QAnon, a pro-Trump conspiracy idea group, which falsely claims that the president is going through down a shadowy group of Democratic pedophiles.
“If people really find out what QAnon is,” mentioned Moreno Jr., “I think that more people would be on board because we are nothing but love and truth. All we’re trying to do is just wake up people.”
Over the summer season, Moreno Jr. says Fiddleman referred to like him once more to speak to him about his social media exercise. Moreno Jr. says he advised Fiddleman: “If what they want me to do is stop supporting the president, I’m not gonna do that.”
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Moreno Jr. mentioned that he tried to talk with Steven Drummond, the Panthers VP of communications and exterior affairs, however, Drummond didn’t return his name or email.
“I’m hurt,” Moreno Jr. mentioned. “Because this has nothing to do with my performance on-air. This has nothing to do with how good I am at what I do. I’m one of the best, and I’ll put myself against anybody in the country when it comes to what I do in Spanish. None of my support for the president was done on any of their social media pages, it was never done on any of the airtime — whether it was a podcast or broadcast or anything related to the Panthers. This was solely on my personal time on my personal accounts.”
I’m not keen to take part in this challenge anymore if I’m going to be censored. So until they name me, I’m not going to do it anymore. Because I’m not OK with them censoring my freedom of speech in assist of the president.’”
Ahead of the 2020 season, Moreno Jr., who was not underneath contract, walked away from his place and was changed by rookie shade analyst Antonio Ramos, previously the Panthers’ Spanish Radio Network’s affiliate consultant in Mexico.
Moreno Jr. is preserving busy as a stay-at-home dad for his kids, ages 2 and 4. He additionally works as a bartender in uptown Charlotte.