Stephen A. Smith Responds to ESPN Colleague 'Liking' Racial Slur About Him

ESPN NBA broadcaster Mark Jones has taken intention at Stephen A. Smith on Twitter. Jones’ latest incident in a string of Twitter controversies involved liking a tweet that used a video of dancing raccoons to name Smith a “coon”.

The time period usually refers to Black people who discover themselves supposedly overly supportive of somebody who’s white. on this case, Smith was supporting Dallas Cowboys proprietor Jerry Jones.

final week, The Washington put up shared a photograph of Jones amongst a gaggle of youthful white males stopping Black college students from integrating at North Little Rock highschool, Arkansas in 1957.

Smith defended Jones’ involvement, saying he’s a fan of the Cowboys proprietor and proclaimed judging him by a sixty five-yr-previous photograph was an event of “cancel tradition”.

in accordance with Smith, this opinion has induced him to get hold of unfounded criticism and he has since had his say:

“One can solely be referred to as a sellout and a c**n and all of this utterly different stuff however masses earlier than you are feeling compelled to answer,” Smith said on his podcast. “significantly when you’re a Black man.”

“you’ve gotten to criticize me and what my positions are, I’m good with that. Y’all inform me why. for these who’re proper, I’ll say so. you understand how onerous it is for me to hearken to these which have labored on this commerce for years with the stuff I discover out about them, listening to them and their drivel talking nonsense about me? They ain’t do a rattling factor to assist our neighborhood! I put my profession on the highway on a daily basis stopping for us. And we’re gonna exit like that? as a consequence of I don’t agree with y’all place on a nonetheless photograph from sixty six years in the past. actually? We larger get up y’all.”

Jones has since unliked the tweet nonetheless it is undoubtedly not the primary time he has favored and supported controversial supplies. the identical day, he additionally favored a tweet evaluating the Jerry Jones photograph to Chris Brown assaulting Rihanna.

right here’s a pair of of his utterly different unusual habits:

  • Shared a tweet that said 49ers linebacker Nick Bosa deserved to endure a torn ACL for supporting Donald Trump.
  • Jones shared tweets telling Rush Limbaugh to “rot in hell” moments after the conservative radio host’s spouse introduced his dying.
  •  He introduced all by two separate NBA video games that police had murdered Jacob Blake, who stays to be very a lot alive


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