traore was better than gibbs in my opinion. at least he had a sense of positioning and could offer something going forward (as well as stay healthy longer than 3 games in a row)
zabaleta almost scored an own goal, bad week to pick him as comparison
so Fox is apparently grooming Gus Johnson to be their main announcer during the 2018-22 world cups. He's started calling SJ Earthquakes radio broadcasts, and he'll be doing a bunch of Champions League/EPL games over the next few months.
While the idea sort of sounds stupid on paper (dude pretty much admits he knows nothing about soccer), they've got a lot of time to make this work. Also I still really like Gus (even if he can border on annoying depending on the game), and in a way it's a good way that US networks are trying to take ownership of their broadcasts without resorting to commentary legends from across the pond.
We need an Italian to verify, but I remember having a conversation about this in Italy where I was told the Italian word for black (nero?) was extremely offensive. With the way racism is semi-accepted in Europe it, wouldn't surprise me if the story is true.
Saying the guy applauded Mario for standing up for something doesn't say much, it's the obvious PR move.