On Wednesday, a Pittsburgh TV producer, who decided to joke New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, discovered that the joke was on him: He was fired after seeing a clip of Brady "Known Cheating "(Capture Cheat)] Michael Telek, 27, said he was using the label" Known Cheater "at 4 pm The news show on Monday came from a desire to wink at the fans of Pittsburgh Steeler a bit. He said to Deadspin:
So, I'm a producer, I write the news and decide the order, choose which graphics show up, etc. For the 4 pm news, the kicker is usually soft and sweet. We get those packages coming from companies, and it was the same, Here are the two teams in the Super Bowl rather boring. So I wrote the intro about the six rings and then changed it. I mean, it's Pittsburgh, we hate the patriots, we hate Tom Brady, so it was a little wink for the fans.
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KDKA issued a statement stating, "While fans are entitled to solicit personal opinions, we are journalically responsible for providing unbiased coverage. The graphic that appeared on Monday violated our news standards. The person who created the graphic is no longer working for KDKA TV. "Telek told Deadspin:
So on Monday they said they would write me down and say it was on my record. So I'm like "Okay, cool". Tuesday I went as usual to the morning meeting. After the noon news, when it was over, nobody spoke to me. So I realized something was wrong, but I thought maybe there was an eight percent chance that I would get fired. You said at 3 pm we will have a meeting. Then at half past four they put me down … My manager takes me to the office and she said that an investigation had taken place. She said, "Because you deliberately did not work at KDKA anymore. Today is your last day. "So I said" Okay "and left. I went home and hung out with my friends. They set up a gofundme for me.
Telek said he was "shocked, I think everyone was pretty much. Even some of my managers said, "Oh, I'm sick." I thought, "Then do not fire me." But I will not do KDKA bad or anything, I liked working there and the people I worked with. "
Teleks captions received a lot of positive response, as shown by The Daily Mail.
Telek said he has just bought a house in Pittsburgh. Maybe I'll try something different. I've always wanted to do research work, and of course I want to work in sports. We will see. When asked about a Super Bowl prediction, he replied, "I'll no doubt bet on Tom Brady. I love Tom Brady, I think he's the best. It should be a small nod to all Steelers fans. But apparently it went too far. The [Rivers] casino has a job fair on Saturday, so I'll be there. And I'll place a bet on the Patriots because we're now connected forever. "