Stephen A. Smith Gets Crushed For Using Cameroonian UFC Fighter Francis Ngannou’s Name While Apologizing To Nigerian Basketball Team

The Stephen A. Smith apology tour is in full swing this week. ESPN’s highest-paid employee keeps putting his foot in his mouth, and then later having to apologize for his dumb comments. Members of the Nigerian basketball team called out Stephen A. Smith for mispronouncing their names during a segment on ‘First Take.’


The man known as Screaming A. apologized to the Nigerian basketball team but unfortunately name dropped a bunch of UFC fighters, including Cameroonian born Francis Ngannou.

“There’s no excuse to lose to Nigeria… [To lose to] some dude Gabe Nnamdi, who goes by Gabe Vincent and plays for the Miami Heat. Or Caleb Agada. Or Nma… however the hell you pronounce his name,” “You give up 60 points on 3’s? Excuse me, you can do better than that.”

Smith apologized today for his latest blunder:

“I also don’t want to escape on a different note the Nigerians as well because the Nigerian team that beat team USA when I didn’t pronounce someone’s name apparently they took offense to that and I’m a guy who’s a huge fan of Francis Ngannou, Israel Adesanya, Usman…I love that brother the Nigerian nightmare…and to listen to them over the years highlight what they’ve had to endure to achieve what they’ve achieved in this nation and throughout the world certainly, I would like to apologize to them as well”

SAS immediately got called out for dropping the UFC fighter’s name:

Might it be time for Stephen A. to take a little vacay?

The guy definitely needs some time off …

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