Cable network ESPN said Monday that it is moving a charity golf tournament from the Trump National Golf Club in New Jersey because of Donald Trump's recent derogatory remarks about Mexicans, The Guardian and Variety write. The Disney-owned sports broadcaster said it will instead hold next week's ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic at Pelican Hill Golf Club in Southern California.
The event is a benefit for the V Foundation's Stuart Scott Memorial Cancer Research Fund, which supports research on cancer among minorities and is named for the late African American ESPN personality. "Our decision reflects our deep feelings for our former colleague and support for inclusion of all sports fans," a network spokesman said.
Other major sports and entertainment entities, including Nascar, NBCUniversal, and Univision, have distanced themselves from Mr. Trump since he launched his presidential campaign in June with a speech that branded Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers. The Los Angeles Galaxy major-league soccer club last week pulled its charitable foundation's annual golf tournament from a Trump National course in California, according to The Daily Breeze.