The Golf Channel's commentator Kelly Tilghman got into hot water (bunker?) when she joked about what young golfers that wanted to challenge Tiger Woods should do to him:
Faldo and Tilghman were discussing young players who could challenge the world's No. 1 player toward the end of Friday's broadcast at Kapalua when Faldo suggested that "to take Tiger on, maybe they should just gang up for a while."
"Lynch him in a back alley," Tilghman replied.(Source) [Both were chuckling at this point, see the video below]
Though Tiger Woods himself didn't take offense at Kelly's remark (they're long-time friends), the uproar got Kelly a two-week suspension. Rev. Al Sharpton even joined the fray and demanded that she be fired over a racist comment.
I understand the charged meaning of the word "lynch" to the African American community, but let me ask you this: is the whole thing overblown? Are people like Rev. Al Sharpton just being overly sensitive or do they have a valid point?[poll=4]