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eNews suspends sports anchor for Linkin Park tweet

Deshnee Subramany

eNews has suspended one of its presenters, Lance Witten, over tweets he sent after news of a fan's death at the Linkin Park concert in Cape Town.

Lance Witten has been suspended after a tweet he sent on Wednesday night about Linkin Park. (Screengrab)

In a statement sent on Thursday afternoon, the TV channel distanced itself from the sports anchor's comments.

"Witten's comments do not reflect the views or values of our company. Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the young woman who lost her life, and all those who were injured in this terrible accident. An internal inquiry into Mr Witten's comments will be conducted in due course," eNews said.

On Wednesday night a fan attending Linkin Park's concert at Cape Town Stadium died after a temporary scaffolding erected outside the venue for a brand activation on the evening collapsed due to high winds. Nineteen others were taken to hospital.

Witten tweeted last night: "Linkin Park is so badass, people are dying to see 'em."

Most people replied angrily to his tweet:

 

 

But there were a few people who felt he was being hard done by:

 

 

 

In the end he apologised for offending people on Twitter.

 


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