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With his Monday Night Football debut finally here, ESPN’s newest sideline reporter appeared extremely nervous and flubbed his lines during his first report.
It happened during the first quarter of the Los Angeles Chargers and Denver Broncos game, and Sergio Dipp was given the task of hyping up Broncos coach Vance Joseph, who was also making his regular-season debut. The broadcast flashed to Dipp on the sideline, who was to deliver 30 seconds of background on the coach. Unfortunately, Dipp appeared anxious, fumbling over his lines and sounding as if he was reading off of a teleprompter.
“Folks, it’s a pleasure to be with you guys, here, on the field, from up close just watching coach Vance Joseph from here, watch him now on the screen,” Dipp said. “His diversity and his background is helping him a lot tonight. The quarterback at Colorado, defensive back in the NFL and here he is having the time of his life this night making his head coaching debut.”
Watch a video of the cringe-worthy moment below:
Dipp is a 29-year-old native of Mexico and started working in sports media as a journalist in 2009. He started as a reporter for the sports section of La Aficion in Milenio Television. He’s been a frequenter on international coverage of the NFL Super Bowls and some NBA All-Star Games. He commentated the Mexican men’s national soccer team during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Dipp graduated from Tecnologico de Monterrey in Mexico and graduated with a degree in communications. He started working for ESPN in 2013 and was later brought on to many international NFL broadcasts. He also appeared as an anchor of ESPN’s Mexican version of SportsCeter on a few occasions.
Understandably so, Dipp received some heavy criticism online on social media.