‘Denver Post’ Writer Terry Frei Fired After Racist Tweet

The sportswriter who came under fire over the weekend for tweeting a racist comment about the Indianapolis 500 has been let go. “Terry Frei is no longer an employee of The Denver Post,” said a statement from the newspaper. “We apologize for the disrespectful and unacceptable tweet that was sent by one of our reporters.” Frei had tweeted that he was “very uncomfortable” with a Japanese driver, Takuma Sato, winning the Indianapolis 500 over Memorial Day weekend. Afterward, he issued an apology, writing: “I am sorry, I made a mistake, and I understand.”