Deshaun Watson’s agent, David Mulugheta, known as out Fox Sports activities’ Uncle Jimmy for feedback he made concerning the quarterback, and athletes typically.
On Friday’s episode of the FS1 present “Communicate For Your self,” Uncle Jimmy (actual title Jimmy Dodds) was requested for his ideas on the quarterback reportedly requesting a commerce from the Texans.
“That is how I really feel about Deshaun Watson and a complete bunch of those younger athletes,” he stated. “As a result of all of them say the identical factor. All of them say they wish to be handled with respect. They usually wish to be handled like a person. And also you do notice that almost all of those athletes ain’t been raised by no man. So how within the hell are they going to know the right way to act like a person?”
The troublesome remark is “most of those athletes ain’t been raised by no man,” which perpetuates a stereotype amongst Black gamers. In a tweet Saturday, Watson’s agent known as the commentary “racist propaganda.”
. @FS1 & @SFY the truth that you allowed this sort of racist propaganda to be spewed in your present & had the nerve to put up it on social media is thoughts blowing. You’re complicit in furthering the unfavourable stereo-types not solely black athletes face however African People as a complete. pic.twitter.com/Jl8u3jA3qT
— David Mulugheta (@DavidMulugheta) February 27, 2021
Quincy Avery, Watson’s private quarterback coach, additionally known as out the commentary, saying it was “disrespectful.”
Fs1 makes use of black people who’re out of contact with the black neighborhood to spew ignorance about black people. However that is disrespectful on plenty of ranges, first to a younger man & his mom second to black folks as a complete. https://t.co/n7fEsNXwLU
— quincy_avery (@Quincy_Avery) February 27, 2021
The 2 different analysts within the clip, Emmanuel Acho and Marcellus Wiley, did not say a lot concerning the remark. Acho has been silent on the subject on social media, however Wiley did challenge a response to the criticism.
As a substitute of issuing some type of apology, Wiley doubled down and stated those that have been upset have been merely being “delicate.”
All this deflection as a substitute of simply saying y’all delicate! I get it, you rep Deshaun, however u don’t rep all black folks! This God-Complicated & Grandstanding to a spoof is incredulous
Plz escape of these psychological chains. The world ain’t out to get you. You are not that particular! ✊🏿 https://t.co/Obd7HeuywD
— Marcellus Wiley 🧢 (@marcelluswiley) February 28, 2021
Daniel Elton, senior editor at Wahu Times, writes about politics and policy with a focus on climate advocacy. Daniel previously at the New Republic and, and Self. Daniel can be reached by email.