On the Tuesday edition of “First Take” on ESPN2, co-host Stephen A. Smith hammered the Dallas Cowboys and head coach Jason Garrett in a long-winded rant.
In December, Smith called Garrett the “walking epitome” of the unfairness felt by “black folks” because he was not fired after an abysmal 4-12 season despite having lofty expectations before the season began.
According to Smith, Garrett’s poor showing as the head coach this year is cause for him to be fired. He said the close relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones does not exist for black coaches in professional sports.
“You know any black folks in professional sports that have it like that?” Smith argued.
He also questioned why “white America” does not get upset that Garrett is continuing to hold his job while white assistants do not get more chances.
“My question to white America is ‘why don’t you get upset?’ That’s my question, because there’s a whole bunch of white folks out there that don’t have [Garrett’s job security],” he stated. “Why is this happening? There’s a whole bunch of white assistants in the NFL that ain’t getting shots because Jason Garrett is his boy. There’s a whole bunch of white coordinators that ain’t getting looks, that ain’t getting shots because Jason Garrett is his boy. I mean, this is unbelievable.”
“If it’s bad for you as white folks, could you imagine how bad it is for black folks?” he asked.
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