VIDEO: Ex-ANNOUNCER SUES 49ers: You Fired Me ‘Cause I’m Old!


The San Francisco 49ers find themselves in a lawsuit, as long-time 49ers announcer Bob Sarlatte is suing the organization over age discrimination. A report that has since gone viral, Sarlatte claims that he was axed simply because 49ers CEO Jed York favored younger, tech-savvy employees.

Sarlatte, has been the 49ers field announcer for over 30 years but was relieved of his duties once the team transitioned to Levi’s Stadium in 2014. At 66, Sarlatte claims he was fired over a phone call made by one of the team’s managers citing they were “going in a different direction.”

What does the future hold? I guess we will have to wait and see.

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