Longtime sportswriter Terry Frei no longer works at the Denver Post after posting an offensive tweet about the winner of Sunday's Indianapolis 500. Takuma Sato of Japan became the first Asian driver to ever win the storied race. Frei, whose father was a World War II veteran, tweeted that he felt "uncomfortable" with a Japanese driver winning the race on Memorial Day weekend. After thousands of angry responses he apologized, saying he "made a stupid reference, during an emotional weekend." On Monday, the Post announced his departure. "We apologize for the disrespectful and unacceptable tweet that was sent by one of our reporters. Terry Frei is no longer an employee of the Denver Post."
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