Nashville Sports Anchor Says His On-Air Prince Tribute Got Him Fired
Dan Phillips says viewers and members of management felt his tribute was "insensitive."By Eugene Daniels | April 30, 2016
It looks like not everyone loves a creative Prince tribute — at least not in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dan Phillips, a former sports anchor at the Fox affiliate WZTV, says he was fired Friday because he anchored an entire sportscast full of lyrics from the purple icon.
"Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to get through this thing called life. An electric word, life, but I'm here to tell you there's something else: the NHL playoffs," Phillips said during the sportscast.