Addressing Social Injustices in Sports

ESPN's Adnan Virk discusses activism

Reporter Adnan Virk is one of the main anchors for ESPN's Baseball Tonight and College Football Final, but he doesn't just stick to sports.

Virk is the first Muslim sports anchor hired at ESPN; his parents immigrated to Canada from Pakistan. He recently addressed the issue of sports broadcasters and athletes being told to “stick to sports” in his TED talk titled 'Forgiveness in the Face of Discrimination.'

Virk joined ESPN in May 2010 as an anchor for ESPNews. Three years later he began hosting Baseball Tonight and also covered college football. Virk is the fifth Canadian anchor in the history of ESPN.

Virk will be speaking about activism beyond social boundaries and the lack of diversity in ownership and leadership positions in a talk titled "It’s Never Just Sports: Social Justice, Protests and Activism" November 13th, at the James Commons Campus Center at Le Moyne College. 

Virk said that there is always a time and place for personal opinions on politics, race and religion. He said that speaking at Le Moyne College is the perfect place to do so because college students are open minded and listen to what you have to say.

"It’s Never Just Sports: Social Justice, Protests and Activism" starts at 7PM and is free and open to the public. For more information, check out the events section of Le Moyne College's website at

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