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Fox dropped graphics on the 9/11 Memorial during the Yankees-Red Sox game

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If you were alive during the events of September 11, 2001, you are well aware of the significance of the grounds where the Twin Towers once stood. And frankly, even if you were born after, you are almost certainly aware of the reverence this site deserves.

It turns out, however, that not everyone sees the 9/11 memorial and thinks of it as “sacred ground.” At least one person from Fox saw it and thought the memorial pools were the perfect empty canvas to lay down graphics during the Baseball Night in America game between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox.

And oh boy, did people notice.

Pools where MLB team logos have been superimposed are known as Reflect on the absence, two cascading pools surrounded by bronze parapets that list the names of victims of the 9/11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Anyone who has visited the site knows the feeling of reverence and reverence that they evoke.

Now, it stands to reason that this wasn’t a deliberate mockery of the 9/11 memorial, but rather a stupid mistake on the part of someone who didn’t put two and two together. At least we can hope. While many wondered “what’s wrong with Fox?” it’s pretty hard to imagine that they of all companies would want to disrespect this site.

Yet even as a mistake or bad decision, it’s extremely bad to do, and the reactions were quick and harsh.

We’ll have to wait and see if Fox issues a statement or apology for the nasty placement of the graphics and will update accordingly when they do.

[Daily Beast]