The sports journalist also opened up about his entry into Televisa.
Amid his controversial departure from ESPN, sports journalist David Faitelson opened his heart and revealed that his mother was imprisoned in Israel, a country currently in armed conflict with Palestine.
In an interview for First Hand, Faitelson said that her mother was alone when the war broke out because the rest of her family traveled to Mexico to enjoy a vacation.
“My mother is an 83-year-old person. When this new episode of violence broke out, she was alone. The first hours were very complicated because, imagine an 83-year-old person, the sirens. They fired rockets into the air,” he said.
Fortunately, his older sister had a chance to be with him recently. However, his mother cannot leave the country because of her age.
“We tried at one point to get my mother out. We have seen the Mexican government support it with the airlift. I talked to him, and he told me, ‘My son if they take me to the street and at some point I have to run or hide, I can’t. So I’m at less risk if I stay in the safet room. “We decided to let him go,” he said.
Let’s remember that the houses of Israel have a secret room that serves as a refuge for their citizens in case of an invasion.
During the speech, David recalled his childhood in Israel and admitted that, unlike the conflicts he witnessed, the current confrontation is “much worse.” Therefore, he expressed his wish that this bad situation would end soon.
David Faitelson talks about his entry into Televisa
In other more “positive” topics, David Faitelson also talked about the severe criticism he received today because of the “change” of ESPN for Televisa.
“I had to swallow it whole. There are videos where I say I will never work for Televisa. My father used to say, may he rest in peace, ‘Don’t spit or you might fall.’ I fell. I was convinced by Televisa’s new approach to sports,” he said.
Also, he explained that the company does not intend to “change the essence” and will continue to provide strong opinions as always.